05/25/2007 11:00PM

Louisiana Downs: Foster in good spot


An about five-furlong allowance sprint on the Louisiana Downs turf appears a perfect spot for the well-traveled Foster. A Coronado's Quest gelding, he began his career on the West Coast for trainer Richard Mandella in the summer of 2005 before shipping east and coming under the care of Al Stall Jr. this past winter. He graduated in his first start for Stall in a maiden special affair sprinting on the grass. He returns to one turn on turf on Monday after running long at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. Stall has given the call to Jose Riquelme.

Broke Kitty has missed being involved in the trifecta in only 2 of his 7 starts this year, and one of those times came in the $50,000 Houston Turf Sprint Cup in early April. John Jacinto will be in the irons.

The speedy Black Hills Bandit will be making his first start on the grass Monday. A gray son of Tactical Cat, Black Hills Bandit most recently finished second after showing the way through most of a six-furlong nonwinners-of-three claimer at Evangeline Downs. Diego Saenz will be in the saddle.