Louisiana Derby undercard analysis, 3/21/20

The Fair Grounds will run seven stakes races worth nearly $2.5 million this Saturday, including the Grade II, $1 million Louisiana Derby. Here are our previews of a pair of undercard races that precede the day’s main event. Fair Grounds Race 9 (Post time: 4:10 p.m. ET) The Grade II, $400,000 New Orleans Classic Stakes…

Backyard Heaven should continue win streak in Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the centerpiece on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. A field of nine older males will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main course. The Stephen Foster goes as Race 8 on a stakes-laden 11-race program; post time is 9:39 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in…

Mo Town tries to record another victory in Risen Star

The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes is the feature at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a full field of 14 (with #14 SO CONFLATED expected to scratch) and features Remsen Stakes winner MO TOWN in his seasonal debut. The Risen Star offers 50 points to the winner toward the…