A pair of stakes races that would have headlined Laurel Park’s canceled Saturday card will instead be run Thursday, January 29, track and weather conditions permitting.
The Marshua, a six-furlong test for three-year-old fillies, and the Frank Whiteley, Jr., a seven-furlong affair for three-year-olds, are carded as races eight and nine, respectively. In the wake of three consecutive canceled cards, Laurel will hold 10 races on Thursday.
There’s been some shuffling of the field in each race.
In the Marshua, two fillies originally slated to run — Pistolina and Rocky Policy — are now out. Both were 20-1 in the morning line. Meanwhile, Jammin With Jamie, a Louis Linder trainee who broke her maiden on January 10 at Parx Racing, is the lone new entrant.
On the boys’ side, two have defected, and two new runners are entered. Savvy Street, at 7-2 the third favorite in the race originally, will not run; nor will the filly Gypsy Judy, who at 30-1 was the longest shot in the field. Their places will be taken by Mini Cosmo, a Graham Motion trainee who enters off a sixth-place finish in the Grade 3 Jerome; and Majestic Affair, a Chad Brown trainee who enters off a win in the Cappy Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct.
Final entries will be drawn today. Post time for the eighth on Thursday is 3:57.
Once entries are final, The Racing Biz will publish an In Focus guide to the stakes.