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Undersized Workin for Hops 'Believes He Can Fly'

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Workin for Hops faces a tall order as the 9-2 second choice coming off the layup into Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but his connections have learned to give the unassuming chestnut gelding a chance. Standing in Barn 36 just days before saddling two contenders to the 1 1/8-mile turf event trainer Mike Stidham said this son of City Zip may not be much to look at, but last year he ran beyond everyone’s wildest expectations.

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