Gray Attempt Gets Inside Post For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

by | 02.15.2019 | 3:21pm
Gray Attempt fends off Long Range Toddy and Boldor to win the Smarty Jones

Dwight Pruett's Gray Attempt drew the rail Friday morning for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, part of a stakes tripleheader Monday at Oaklawn.

The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn's second of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and offers 17 points (10-4-2-1) to the top four finishers toward starting eligibility for the Run for the Roses. Trained by Jinks Fires of Hot Springs, Gray Attempt has won his last three starts, including the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25 at Oaklawn.

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen entered five horses – Bankit, Boldor, Jersey Agenda, Long Range Toddy and Ninth Street – with Cutting Humor, Olympic Runner, Six Shooter, Sueno and Super Steed completing the projected 11-horse field.

Long Range Toddy (second), Boldor (third), Six Shooter (fourth), Bankit (sixth) and Super Steed (seventh) also ran in the 1-mile Smarty Jones.

Probable post time for the Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central).

There are 14 older horses entered in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) at 1 1/16 miles – Copper Bullet, Remembering Rita, Rocking the Boat, Sonneteer, Souper Tapit, Nun the Less, Nanoosh, Lone Rock, Rated R Superstar, All Out Blitz, Tiz He the One, M G Warrior, Thirstforlife and Coal Front.

The Razorback goes as race 8, with a probable post time of 4:38 p.m.

There are 10 older fillies and mares entered in the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles – Auspicious Babe, Holiday's Angel, Promise of Spring, Dutch Parrot, Smart Emma, She's a Julie, Remedy, Rose of Malibu, Sydney Freeman and Moonlit Garden.

Probable post time for the Bayakoa, which goes as race 7, is 4:09 p.m. (Central).

Doors open Monday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. for the Presidents Day card.

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