Victory Rides contests Wednesday's Madison Stakes, her first start since this victory in last year's Test Stakes.

Victory Rides contests Wednesday's Madison Stakes, her first start since this victory in last year's Test Stakes.

Madison Attracts Experienced Stakes Horses

Keeneland's $100,000 Madison Stakes on the Wednesday card has drawn a field of eight fillies steeped in graded stakes success. The 123-pound high weight under Hall of Famer Pat Day is Nasty Storm, the Dallas Stewart-trained filly who concluded her 2001 campaign with three consecutive stakes victories. A Gulch filly who has won six of 15 career starts, with earnings of $586,853, Nasty Storm won last fall's Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II) in her last start.

Another Madison starter returning off a lengthy layoff is Victory Ride, whose three victories in four career starts included the grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga. The Seeking the Gold filly trained by Rusty Arnold is making her first outing since the Test.

Shipping in from California is Collect Call, a multiple grade III winner with grade I and II placings to her credit. Trained by Christopher Paasch, the daughter of Meadowlake has three wins from 12 starts, with earnings of $379,055.

The field for the seven-furlong Madison, from the rail out:

1--Collect Call, Kent Desormeaux
2--Celtic Melody, Mark Guidry
3--Nasty Storm, Pat Day
4--Victory Ride, Edgar Prado
5--City Fair, Robby Albarado
6--Away, Jorge Chavez
7--Irish Fantasy, Craig Perret
8--Trip, Jerry Bailey