In other Spiral developments, trainer Murray Johnson has named Hall of Fame rider Eddie Delahoussaye to ride Perfect Drift, replacing Tony D' Amico. Perfect Drift finished 1 1/2 lengths behind Request For Parole in the WEBN Frog Stakes and just a nose behind that rival in the John Battaglia.Other horses pointing toward the Spiral include: Benny the Hawk; Gold Dollar; Holdthehelm; Saratoga Blues; and Straight Gin. My Man Ryan is possible.
Request For Parole, the likely favorite for the March 23 Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park posted his final major workout Thursday, breezing six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 and galloping out seven furlongs in 1:26 over a fast track.The 3-year-old Judge TC colt enters the Spiral off two consecutive victories in the WEBN Frog Stakes and John Battaglia Memorial. Request For Parole will have Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day aboard for the Spiral. The connections of Request For Parole, Sam and Jeri Knighton and trainer Steve Margolis opted to replace Brian Peck.