LEXINGTON, Ky. — The fields were drawn for Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a prep for the Kentucky Derby and the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.
Kenny McPeek, the trainer of Swiss Skydiver has decided to run his filly against the boys in the Blue Grass. She drew the 7th post position in the field of 13 and will be ridden by veteran jockey, Mike Smith. When she does make it to the race, Swiss Skydiver will become just the second filly to run in the Blue Grass since the race started back in 1937. The other was Harriet Sue who was 5th in the 1944 Blue Grass.
Here is the post position for the Blue Grass:
|1||Shivaree||Ralph Nicks||John Velazquez|
|2||Finnick the Fierce||Rey Hernandez||Jose Ortiz|
|3||Art Collector||Tom Drury Jr.||Brian Hernandez Jr.|
|4||Mr. Big News||Bret Calhoun||Mitchell Murrill|
|5||Man in the Can||Ron Moquett||Tyler Gaffalione|
|6||Hard Lighting||Alexis Delgado||Rafael Bejarano|
|7||Swiss Skydiver||Kenny McPeek||Mike Smith|
|8||Basin||Steve Asmussen||Ricardo Santana Jr.|
|9||Attachment Rate||Dale Romans||Luis Saez|
|10||Rushie||Michael McCarthy||Javier Castellano|
|11||Hunt the Front||Nick Zito||Corey Lanerie|
|12||Enforceable||Mark Casse||Joel Rosario|
|13||Tiesto||Bill Mott||Flavien Prat|
As for the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, it's a small field of six.
|1||Alta’s Award||Steve Asmussen||Ricardo Santana Jr.|
|2||Venetian Harbor||Richard Baltas||Joel Rosario|
|3||Bonny South||Brad Cox||John Velazquez|
|4||Envoutante||Kenny McPeek||Jose Ortiz|
|5||Tonalist’s Shape||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Tyler Gaffalione|
|6||Speech||Michael McCarthy||Javier Castellano|