11/27/2013 3:17PM

Fair Grounds: Pago Hop too enticing for Eden Prairie to pass


Eden Prairie came within a neck of winning the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland last month, and in her previous race crushed second-level allowance foes at Arlington. If the $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes on Friday at Fair Grounds were, like those two races, at one turn on Polytrack, Eden Prairie would be difficult to oppose. But it’s not, and going two turns on turf, with popular rider Rosie Napravnik driving down her odds, Eden Prairie feels more like a horse to stand against than support in the Pago Hop.