02/16/2015 11:24AM

Marcus Hersh's top 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds on Feb. 16


The fillies are better than the colts, or so it appears as we head toward the second round of 3-year-old stakes races at this meet, the Rachel Alexandra and the Risen Star, both on Feb. 21. INTERNATIONAL STAR shipped in and won the Lecomte on Jan. 17, a race that went slower than its filly companion race, the Silverbulletday, won in sharp front-running fashion by I’M A CHATTERBOX. And while the locals probably will dominate the betting in the Rachel Alexandra, a shipper – IMPERIA, or, to a lesser degree, International Star – will be expected to win the Risen Star.