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Oaks field set; Revved Up ready for Tampa Bay Downs race

Exercise trainer Larry Jones rides Eight Belles, who will run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby or Friday’s Kentucky Oaks for fillies.

Associated Press

Exercise trainer Larry Jones rides Eight Belles, who will run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby or Friday’s Kentucky Oaks for fillies.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Larry Jones entered Eight Belles in Friday's $500,000 Kentucky Oaks in case his filly drew a bad post in the Kentucky Derby. But his insurance policy lost some value after Eight Belles drew the outside post position in a full field of 12 3-year-old fillies drawn Tuesday at Churchill Downs for the Grade 1, 11/8-mile Oaks.

As expected, Jones entered Eight Belles in the Oaks along with Proud Spell, who drew Post 8 and likely will be favored if her uncoupled stablemate runs in Saturday's Derby as planned. The Derby draw is today.

Post positions for the Oaks, from the rail out: Golden Doc A, Absolutely Cindy, Awesome Chic, Elusive Lady, Rasierra Theriot, Country Star, Little Belle, Proud Spell, A to the Croft, Bsharpsonata, Pure Clan, Eight Belles.

Awesome Chic won the Grade III $200,000 Florida Oaks March 15 at Tampa Bay Downs and was 20-1 on the morning line.

Tampa Bay Downs

Revved Up drew the No. 1 post position on Tuesday for the $75,000 Chris Thomas Turf Classic to be run on Saturday at the Oldsmar thoroughbred track. Winner of the 11/8 mile race in 2006 and ridden by two-time leading jockey Daniel Centeno. Revved Up will make his first start at age 10 for trainer Christophe Clement and owner Live Oak Plantation. The rest of the field from the rail: Riversrunrylee, Chaluiwitcane, Mysterious Peintre, Art of Diplomacy, Dinner in Odem, Victory Alleged, I'm Only Laughing, Call My Bluff, Vanquisher, Onotheregostokyo and Puppeteer.

Also, Flying Enough won Race 4 at 62-1 odds, the seventh horse to pay more than $100 to win at the track this meet. Ridden by Deudis Pena-Mora, Flying Enough returned $126.40, $47.60 and $13.60 across the board.

Derby Lane

Red Dirt Road of LaRosa Enterprises and Flying Macbeth of McAllister Kennels, the top two winners at the St. Petersburg greyhound track, face off tonight in Race 11 (10:16 p.m.) on the 14-race card. Red Dirt Road has the No. 1 post and Flying Macbeth will start from the 6 box in the 550-yard, Grade A sprint. Red Dirt Road leads the meet with 32 wins, one more than Flying Macbeth.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent, Times wires

Oaks field set; Revved Up ready for Tampa Bay Downs race 04/29/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:27pm]
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