Bertram, Elaine, and Richard Klein’s Get Ready Bertie, winner of the Jan. 13 Tiffany Lass Stakes, is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds.
The Silverbulletday, which will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, is the fourth of five stakes on Louisiana Derby Preview Day and serves as the final local prep for the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 10.
Get Ready Bertie closed ground in the short stretch run of the mile Tiffany Lass to win by two lengths and claim her first stakes win. Robby Albarado is back in the irons aboard the daughter of More Than Ready for trainer Steve Flint.
Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Appealing Zophie, the 3-1 early second choice, makes her sophomore debut after a solid 2-year-old campaign that included a 5 1/4-length win in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. In November, she was fourth, beaten four lengths by Dreaming of Anna, in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Two-time Eclipse Award winner John Velazquez will ride the daughter of Successful Appeal for the first time on Saturday for six-time Fair Grounds leading trainer Steve Asmussen.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Total, winner of the Jan. 1 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds in her last start, tries two turns for the first time in the Silverbulletday. Total has won her last three starts by a combined 11 3/4 lengths.
Jesse Campbell, who has been aboard the Forest Wildcat filly in her last two wins, will ride for trainer Al Stall Jr. Total is 4-1 on the morning line.
The Silverbulletday is the eighth race on the card and is scheduled to go off at 3:58 CST.
Post Runner Jockey Weight Odds
1 Dawn After Dawn Joseph Talamo 116 10-1
2 Appealing Zophie John Velazquez 122 3-1
3 Total Jesse Campbell 122 4-1
4 Gal Wonder Gerard Melancon 122 15-1
5 Not in My House Larry Melancon 116 12-1
6 Get Ready Bertie Robby Albarado 122 9-5
7 Meadowlanding Brian Hernandez Jr. 116 12-1
8 High Heels Joe Johnson 116 8-1
9 Grace Happens Corey Lanerie 116 15-1