Pleasant Prince, making his first start since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is the 6-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) at Thistledown July 31.
The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, the last of three preps on the way to the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), drew a field of eight 3-year-olds led by Kera's Kitten and graded stakes placed Codoy.
Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Kera's Kitten, far back in the Jan. 2 Turfway Prevue Stakes after a poor start, bounced back in a big way with an easy score in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park Jan. 30.
John Wallace and Ron Armstrong's Sir Fidgity edged Persuaggle by a nose in a game stretch run of Saturday's $118,575 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity.
Roy's Trigger won Saturday's $109,775 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity for 2-year-old Illinois-bred colts and geldings at Hawthorne.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Devient Behavior||Rusty A. Hellman||
|Durazno||Moises R. Yanez||
|Euromillion||Chris M. Block||
|Fast Deposit||Monique Cameron||
|Patricks Bluffing||Steve Manley||
|Ruler of the Court||Dee Poulos||
|Sheltowee||Chris M. Block||
|Show Your Face||Brian Williamson||
|Slewzoom||John C. Wainwright||
|Smoke N Asphalt||Monique Cameron||
|Spy Hunter||Robert M. Gorham||
|Wildwood Winner||Scott Becker||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Carlos Salazar S.||ALB|
|Tah Dah S.||BTP|
|Minnesota H. B. P. A. Distaff S.||CBY|
|Brooks Fields S.||CBY|
|Mystic Lake Derby||CBY|