04/14/2016 11:10AM

Madtap, Z Royal get class relief in Northern Spur Stakes


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Madtap and Z Royal couldn’t quite handle the best 3-year-olds racing at Oaklawn Park in the Rebel Stakes last month, so both are being kept out of the Arkansas Derby and will meet in the $150,000 Northern Spur three races earlier Saturday in the hope that the class relief helps them find their best form.