05/19/2010 11:00PM

Dixieland Baby figures shorter price


Talk about a swing in odds.

Dixieland Baby was edged at 30-1 in her last start, but could go favored Saturday in the fourth race at Lone Star Park. She will be making two key moves for the first-level allowance route for 3- and 4-year-old fillies bred in Texas.

For starters, Dixieland Baby will be returning to the overnight ranks after finishing second by a head in the $100,000 fillies division of the Texas Stallion Stakes here May 8. She also will be adding blinkers after taking the lead in the Stallion Stakes and then losing it late when Tin Top Cat, a multiple stakes winner, came back along the inside to win.

"It looks like she got unfocused the last sixteenth, and we're trying to focus her here," trainer Brent Davidson said of the addition of blinkers to Dixieland Baby.

"I'm going on the jockey's advice. Chris [Landeros] came back and said, 'I had the best horse, but she eased up.' "

Dixieland Baby, who races for Stephen Baker, is in the midst of a strong meet. Before the Stallion Stakes, she won a $25,000 conditioned claiming race over older open company. It came at a mile, the same distance she will travel Saturday.

Also in the field is Maymeister, an 11-length maiden winner at Lone Star on April 23. In her most recent start, she was sixth in the Stallion Stakes. Trainer Danny Pish has given the mount to Junior Chacaltana.