01/16/2011 5:23PM

Oaklawn: Rocket Ship a horse to watch

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Rocket Ship ran a notable race in the fourth, when he set the pace from the rail and held second to Ghost Dance. Rocket Ship is a newly turned 3-year-old who was facing a 4-year-old, Ghost Dance, in the $15,000 maiden claiming sprint for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds.

At this time of year, it's often worth noting the age of horses in such races, as the older horses tend to have a significant physical advantage on their younger counterparts. Rocket Ship might be tough to handle if he is able to get a race for straight 3-year-olds back at Oaklawn.