Well-matched Field in Sunday's Lafayette
Date Posted: 4/2/2004 1:58:17 PM
Last Updated: 4/4/2004 2:14:46 PM

From Keeneland publicity

Sunday's Lafayette Stakes (gr. III) drew a well-matched field of seven 3-year-olds set to run seven furlongs.

With a plethora of speed horses in the line-up, Wulpe, owned by Starlight Stable and John Rose, appears to be the horse to beat. Third in the Hansel Stakes at Turfway Park on March 20, the son of Montbrook has a pressing style that may serve him well here. Trainer Todd Pletcher will give a leg-up to John Velazquez.

Bwana Charlie just won an allowance race at Fair Grounds by 11 3/4 lengths. The son of Indian Charlie is making his stakes debut in the Lafayette. His trainer Steve Asmussen is coming off a huge meeting in New Orleans and has arrived at Keeneland with a barn full of sharp horses. Shane Sellers will don the Texas Longhorn burnt orange and white silks of the Heiligbrodt Racing Stable.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has entered Overbrook Farm's Quick Action. After two experimental routes, the son of Carson City returns to one-turn racing under Keeneland's all-time leading jockey, Pat Day.

The Lafayette field from the rail out: Tales of Glory (Jerry Bailey), Wulpe (Velazquez), Bwana Charlie (Sellers), Quick Action (Day), Call Me Shane (Edgar Prado), Perpetual Peace (Albarado) and Risky Trick (Rafael Bejarano).

Call Me Shane was also entered in a stakes at Hawthorne on Saturday.

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