The third horse, Lion Tamer, brilliant winner of a 6-furlong maiden race at Belmont in 1:08 3/5 and a seven-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream by 7 1/2 lengths, will remain sprinting for now and run in the 7-furlong Hutcheson Stakes, also on Feb. 15. Lion Tamer was purchased recently by Michael Tabor from Peachtree Stable. All three horses have been training steadily at Palm Meadows. Bham worked a half-mile in :52 3/5 breezing on Sunday and Lion Tamer and Indy Dancer both worked on Monday. Lion Tamer was timed in 1:03 2/5 breezing while Indy Dancer was clocked in 1:16 2/5 breezing.
Todd Pletcher, who has three promising Kentucky Derby contenders, will be running all three in different stakes on the weekend of Feb. 15-16.Pletcher's main Derby hope, the undefeated Indy Dancer, will run in the 1 1/16-mile Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 16. Pletcher feels Fair Grounds' long stretch will be more conducive to Indy Dancer's strong late charge.Bham, a front-running, two-turn horse who finished second in the Remsen Stakes and third in the Holy Bull, will remain in Florida and run in the Fountain of Youth Stakes on Feb. 15.