Barn Notes: April 6

Cosmic Evolution became acquainted with her new jockey during an easy 3-furlong work Wednesday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for Saturday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3), which opens the annual Racing Festival of the South. Under Ramon Vazquez, Cosmic Evolution covered the distance over a fast track in :39.20 for trainer Lon Wiggins.
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MAIZE ROAD COMES THROUGH AS RAINBOW FAVORITE

Hot Springs, Ark. (Sunday, April 3, 2016) – Randy Patterson’s Maize Road had to survive an objection, but it was the only real challenge he encountered in his 3 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Rainbow Stakes. The 9-5 favorite returned $5.60, $2.80 and $2.40.
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Barn Notes April 3: Discreetness Drills for Arkansas Derby Try

Xpress Thoroughbreds’ Discreetness worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 Sunday morning at Oaklawn, the first breeze for the multiple stakes winner since finishing seventh in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19. The Rebel is the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16, which is Discreetness’ next scheduled start.
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RACER LEADS SUNDAY’S RAINBOW FIELD

A field of seven is entered in the $100,000 Rainbow Stakes Sunday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the race, which is restricted to 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings, is 4:42 p.m. (Central). It goes as the eighth race on a nine-race card.
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HEAVY FAVORITE WEAST HILL SHOWS NEW DIMENSION WITH WIN

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, April 1, 2016) – The heavy 3-5 favorite Weast Hill answered a big question Friday when he improved his Oaklawn record to a perfect five for five with his victory in the $100,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes, his first start beyond six furlongs. He returned $3.20, $3.20 and $3 to all backers who were confident in his ability to handle two turns.
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