03/23/2012 11:43AM

Fair Grounds: Daisy Devine won’t run in Bayou

Lynn Roberts
Daisy Devine, winning the Pago Hop, will miss next Saturday's Bayou Handicap because of a skin condition.

Daisy Devine, winner of the Pago Hop and the Mardi Gras stakes during the ongoing meet at Fair Grounds, will be forced to miss the $100,000 Bayou Handicap next Saturday after contracting a skin disease.

Daisy Devine, trainer Andrew McKeever said, already has been shipped from Fair Grounds to Keeneland. McKeever remains hopeful of being able to make the Jenny Wiley Stakes there with Daisy Devine, a six-time winner of nearly $600,000.

Tiz Moe has edge if feature moves to dirt

Sunday’s featured race 8, restricted to 3-year-olds, is open to first-level allowance horses or $50,000 claimers, and drew a field of 10 plus one horse, Tiz Moe, entered main-track only. Tiz Moe looks like the horse to beat if, as is entirely possible, the race is rained onto dirt, while Class President and Al Musaddad appear to be primary contenders if the Sunday feature stays on grass.