02/13/2011 4:09PM

Oaklawn: Ritchey barn hot


Trainer Tim Ritchey has been on a roll since racing resumed here Saturday. He took yesterday's seventh race with Economic Bailout, who paid $84.40 while winning in his first start off the claim. Ritchey returned to action Sunday with Keowee Clai, who won the second race in her first start since June. She paid $6.20.

Ritchey has Dancing Fern in later on the card, in the fifth race. He also is expected to see stakes action here Feb. 21, with Elite Alex in the Grade 3, $250,000 Southwest Stakes. The race is the first of two local graded preps for the Arkansas Derby.