01/30/2015 3:08PM

Firespike targets Spiral Stakes


Because it’s a rare Kentucky Derby prep race still contested on a synthetic surface, the Grade 3, $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21 seems likely to attract “niche” horses with success on such types of tracks. Some will be locals, while others may ship in after having run well on synthetic surfaces in California or at Woodbine in Canada.