02/19/2013 5:42PM

Fair Grounds: Fallout from Silverbulletday continues

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Touch Magic, the Silverbulletday winner, has been hindered by a hock injury.

NEW ORLEANS - The Silverbulletday Stakes is the first in Fair Grounds’ series of 3-year-old filly dirt-route stakes, a series that has regularly produced top early season 3-year-old fillies. But the shape of the local division has changed dramatically since the Jan. 19 Silverbulletday.

None of the first four finishers from that race will contest the Rachel Alexandra Stakes, and another prominent local filly, Seaneen Girl, also is sitting out Saturday’s race.

Touch Magic, the Silverbulletday winner, came out of a breeze Saturday with an injured right hock, trainer Pat Devereux said.

“She breezed great, but she was lame Sunday morning,” said Devereux, based at the Evangeline Training Center. “We’ve been hard after it the last couple days. She’s been getting better. But knowing when we’ll be back in action, it’s too soon to say.”

Silverbulletday runner-up Gal About Town isn’t injured, but her connections are skeptical about racing two turns against top competition at this point. Gal About Town will be freshened and pointed to the seven-furlong Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland.

Smitten, third in the Silverbulletday, hit an exposed nail in her stall a couple of weeks ago, and the puncture wound she suffered became infected and had to be treated with antibiotics, trainer Larry Jones said. Smitten missed a week of training, but is back on the track and could be entered in the Allen Lacombe Stakes next weekend.

Seaneen Girl has not raced since beating Gal About Town in the Nov. 24 Golden Rod and hasn’t posted a published workout since Jan. 8. Trainer Bernie Flint reported that the filly has been battling a bruised foot.