03/13/2014 2:07PM

Oaklawn Park: Close Hatches begins season in Azeri


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – With the Grade 1 winners Close Hatches and On Fire Baby launching their seasons, and Don’t Tell Sophia on a stakes tear, the Grade 2, $200,000 Azeri at Oaklawn Park on Saturday should be an insightful prep for next month’s Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap.