An early weekend update here from Stidham racing, and there’s plenty to look forward to, especially as the Fair Grounds Champion trainer seeks to consolidate his early lead at the head of the standings at Arlington.
First up, however, is a big race contender at Lone Star Park: D. Shifflett, who lines up in the $75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes Sunday under jockey Richard Eramia. One of eight scheduled to line up in the race, D. Shifflett–a horse rarely out of the placings and one of the most consistent horses in Stidham’s barn–is seeking his first slice of black type. He’s a 9-5 shot on the Morning Line to deliver the goods in Texas.
Here’s a look at the rest of the weekend runners:
Miss Swift – Race 1, Maiden Claiming
Rapid Rhythm – Race 6, Allowance Optional Claiming
Mi Fiori – Race 6, Allowance Optional Claiming
Top Mention – Race 7, Allowance
Heart Stopper – Race 8, Waiver Claiming
Storied Tale – Race 1, Allowance
Sunset Knoll – Race 1, Allowance
Arch Rivalry – Race 2, Claiming $16,000
Carlientita – Race 6, Claiming $7,500
Nyoman – Race 7, Claiming $25,000