Southern California invader faces six opponents in seven-furlong dash at Keeneland.
Returning to Oaklawn Park where he secured his first career stakes win, Golden Lad held off last year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Essex Stakes.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the June 28 Iowa Derby (gr. III). The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief is making his first start since the May 3 Run for the Roses.
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Easy Solution||Thomas M. Amoss||
|I Got It All||Thomas H. Swearingen||
|Rambling Richie||Carl E. Bigelow||
|Solar Flair||James P. DiVito||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Perfect Sting S.||BEL|
|Mother Goose S. (gr. I)||BEL|
|Bashford Manor S. (gr. III)||CD|