The day’s action features three stakes races. The Grade 3 Illinois Derby, which drew a field of seven sophomores, is the day’s centerpoint. The card also includes a pair of six and a half furlong stakes races for Illinois-breds. The Robert S. Molaro Handicap, open to any Illinois-breds aged three and up, will pit Grade 3 winner Recount against eight state-bred foes. The Third Chance Handicap, its fillies’ and mares’ complement, drew a wide-open field of seven, including Illinois-bred stakes winner Go Lady Jay.
(And then, if you haven’t jumped in yet, make sure to enter the Illinois Derby Challenge for Galloping Out!)