Stidham’s Stake race gun is loaded and cocked as he points a total of seven bullets at today’s Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes and LeComte Stakes at Fair Grounds, and the Fremont Stakes at Delta Downs.
The Marie G. Krantz Memorial, a $60,000 race on the turf over a mile and one sixteenth, kicks off proceedings. Stidham runs Colour Party (Colby Hernandez), Zubi Zubi Zu (Mitchell Murrill), Masquerade (Florent Geroux) and Fila Primera (Jose Valdivia). A multiple winner who was fourth last time out in the Blushing K. D. Stakes, Zubi Zubi Zu is the pick of the bunch according to the Morning Line, though they all have good chances, what with the scorching form of the barn at present. Fourteen go to post.
Next up is the Grade III LeComte Stakes, a $200,000 race over an extended mile, in which Stidham runs Noble Thought (Colby Hernandez) and Pinnacle Peak (Florent Geroux). Pinnacle Peak, a winner last time out and the victor last year of the Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile Stakes, is an 8-1 shot on the Morning Line, while Noble Thought, who broke his maiden impressively last time out, is 10-1. Fourteen go to post.
Jockamo’s Song, winner last time out of the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes, lines up today at Delta Downs in the Fremont Stakes, a $70,000 race over a mile. Ridden by jockey Eddie Martin, Jockamo’s Song faces five other rivals, and is a 6-1 shot on the Morning Line.
Here’s a look at the other weekend entries:
Carlientita – Race 1, Maiden Claiming $12,500
Summer Spice – Race 2, Maiden Special Weight
Sophieshardtocatch – Race 4, Maiden Special Weight
Masters Degree – Race 12, Claiming $5,000
Former Graduate – Race 9, Maiden Claiming $16,000
Tiger Paw – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
He’s a Dandy Candy – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
Jockamo’s Song – Race 7, Allowance Optional Claiming $20,000
Yum Yum – Race 8, Allowance
Cincinnatus – Race 9, Maiden Claiming $12,500
Una Mac Cool – Race 4, Maiden Special Weight
View From the Top – Race 4, Maiden Special Weight
Inavanti – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
Dynamo Ridge – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight