05/21/2010 9:53AM

CD: Fri. scratches, jock changes


Plenty of changes today on the 11-race twilight card here Fri., if for no other reason than the absences of J.Leparoux and C.Borel. Leparoux is expected out several weeks with a tiny fracture in his lower back, while Borel has told CD publicity he should be back tomorrow, when he'll ride defending champ Brass Hat in the lone stakes here this weekend, the G3, $100k Lou 'Cap.

Fast track and a firm turf, but there are clouds galore above and around us, and the weatherman is calling for rain today, so stay abreast of that situation by the time the first race is run at 2:45 ET.

Quite the victory yesterday by the 3yo filly Connie and Michael, who absolutely cruised down the lane in taking a 1X alw. mile. Stakes engagements await, for sure.

Here follow the Fri. changes. Good luck today.

Race 1 - J.Theriot rides #1 Citizen

Race 2 - M.Mena rides #4 Mr. Influential

Race 3 - SCR #1 Parioli's Trick; J.Theriot rides #2 Accredit; A.Solis rides #4 Here Comes Ben

Race 4 - R.Albarado rides #1 Dazzle Her

Race 5 - F.Torres rides #3 Jedi Code; S.Bridgmohan rides #4 Sir Smart

Race 6 - M.Mena rides #4 City Flag; J.Theriot rides #5 Proper Royalty

Race 7 - SCR #5 Rock 'N' Roll Gal; F.Torres rides #3 Sheltered

Race 8 - SCR #6 All Jacked Up; J.Theriot rides #1 Upwithatwist; Jimmy Lopez rides #4 Tuxedo Affair

Race 9 - J.Theriot rides #5 Karacuda; Jimmy Lopez (120) rides #8 Tapitsdontlie

Race 10 - SCR #5 Valentine Fever; L.Melancon rides #3 Devil by Design

Race 11 - SCR #4 Flight; C.Lanerie rides #1 Psychic Income