In other Firecracker news, possible favorite Rock Slide breezed an easy four furlongs on the turf course on Tuesday in :52.60. Annie Finney was aboard the Neil Howard-trained son of A.P. Indy and brother to Pimlico Special (gr. I) winner Mineshaft.
Rock Slide, who is owned by William S. Farish, Temple Webber, Jr. and Elkins, won the Sea O' Erin Breeders' Cup at Arlington Park on June 15 to remain unbeaten in three races on the turf.
Other horses considered "possible" or "likely" for Saturday's race include Package Store, Political Attack, Freefourinternet, and Entitlement.
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