05/25/2010 11:00PM

Matron draws large field


Saturday's two Grade 3 Polytrack stakes were drawn on Wednesday, and while the one-mile Hanshin lacks luster, the 1 1/8-mile Matron drew 12 horses, and looks wildly competitive.

The Hanshin drew nine entrants, but Recapturetheglory, who does not seem to care for synthetic tracks, was cross-entered in a Prairie Meadows stakes Saturday night. Trainer Mike Stidham could conceivably send out the top two betting choices in the Hanshin, Gran Estreno and Tybalt.

The Stidham-trained Tizaqueena was one of 12 entries in the Matron. The field also includes the 2009 winner, Euphony, as well as Haka, who won the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at Keeneland in her last start.