04/01/2015 1:56PM

C J’s Awesome preps for Alysheba in Friday feature


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – C J’s Awesome could set himself up for a start in next month’s Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs if he fires a strong race Friday in the featured eighth at Oaklawn Park. He will vie for favoritism in the optional $40,000 claiming route that carries second-level allowance conditions. The race is at 1 1/16 miles, the same distance as the Grade 2, $400,000 Alysheba, which will be run on the Kentucky Oaks undercard May 1.