04/22/2010 7:47PM

Lone Star: Gryder set for meet debut


Jockey Aaron Gryder is set to ride his first race of the Lone Star meet in the second, and his mount, Poppin, has opened up as the 2-1 favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen. Gryder is back riding in North America after spending some five months overseas beginning last fall. His first races back home came during the final week of the Oaklawn meet. Gryder had shipped in to ride at the Hot Springs, Ark., track at the request of Asmussen.