Opening Weekend Stakes Probables
Probables for the three opening weekend stakes, as provided by the Racing Office on Friday morning...
Friday's $60,000 Blushing K.D. Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/16-miles on the turf (with trainer): Category Seven (Hargrave), Final Refrain (Stall), Martin's Bay (A. Leggio), Much Obliged (Pierce), Never Retreat (Scherer), Ruling Class (T. Romero), Scenery Change (S. Asmussen) and Sweet Lemonade (Calhoun).
Saturday's $60,000 Pontalba Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs (with trainer):Blading Gold Ring (Hodges), Greeley's Rocket (Calhoun), McGregor Street (Pierce), Passion Tamer (Quinn), Right to Rule (S. Asmussen) and Well Deserved (Scherer).
Saturday's $60,000 Old Hickory for 2-year-old colts and geldings at six furlongs (with trainer): Enumerate (S. Asmussen), Flatter Than Me (Scherer) and Mt. McSauba (Stall). The racing office also anticipates additional entries emerging from the multitude of nominations that came from the barns of Steve Asmussen and D. Wayne Lukas.