Oaklawn News

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, March 26, 2015) – An evenly matched field of eight is entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn, a six-furlong race restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas. Probable post time for the Rainbow Miss, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central).

Easter Indy is the 9-5 program favorite after finishing fifth against older state-bred females in the $75,000 Downthedustyroad Breeders’ Stakes March 6. The filly, who possesses good early speed, is scheduled to break from post 2 under regular rider Walter De La Cruz and carry equal top weight of 122 pounds.

Another horse who faced older state-bred females in her last start is Jean’s Beauty, the early 5-2 second choice for co-owner/trainer Mac Robertson. Jean’s Beauty broke her maiden against state-bred company March 1, then ran second in a restricted first-level allowance sprint March 13. Robertson said he believes Saturday’s race could set up well for Jean’s Beauty, who has employed stalking tactics in two of her four career starts (all this year at Oaklawn).

“It looks like a couple of horses might go,” Robertson said. “She’s improved.”

Robertson purchased the daughter of Arkansas-based stallion Portobello Road for $15,000 at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June Sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age. The owner/trainer said he was familiar with the filly’s family, particularly her dam, Own It Outright.

“It kind of works out, if can buy them that late and maybe win a race or two,” Robertson said. “I actually had a horse or two out of that mare, and the mare was an old Rahy mare who threw kind of working-class

Jean’s Beauty is scheduled to break from the extreme outside under Alex Canchari and carry 122 pounds.

Wolf City, Be My Caroline, Bayous Black Magic, Timeless Truth, Jonesboro Polly and Jersey are also entered. Be My Caroline (6-1) finished third in last year’s $50,000 Lady Razorback Futurity and broke her maiden by a nose in state-bred company Feb. 8.

Oaklawn's annual boat/truck giveaway is also Saturday.

Track announcer Frank Mirahmadi is the special guest on Saturday's Dawn At Oaklawn. The weekly program is 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Central) on the south apron of the grandstand.