03/06/2013 6:18PM

Oaklawn Park notes: King Henny, Gazebo winner, will stay sprinting

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The most likely option for King Henny's next race is the $75,000 Bachelor for 3-year-olds at six furlongs April 6.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - King Henny, who upset Titletown Five in the $60,000 Gazebo for 3-year-olds at six furlongs last Saturday at Oaklawn, will remain sprinting, said trainer Steve Asmussen. The horse won his third career stakes and earned a career-high Beyer of 83.

"I think three-quarters to seven-eighths is his best lick," Asmussen said.

Asmussen said the goal now is to run King Henny back in a sprint at Oaklawn, with the most likely option the $75,000 Bachelor for 3-year-olds at six furlongs April 6.

King Henny races for Erv Woolsey, manager for country artist George Strait, and Keith Asmussen, father of Steve Asmussen.
 
** Flashpoint, a 5-year-old sprinter for Peachtree Stable and trainer Steve Asmussen, won the $50,000 Sam Houston Race Park Sprint last Saturday night with a Beyer Figure of 101 and will now be based at Oaklawn. Asmussen said the horse would be considered for the $75,000 Hot Springs at six furlongs March 23. Flashpoint won the Grade 2 Hutcheson and Grade 3 Jersey Shore, both in 2011.

** Triple Crown nominee Midas Dancer makes his second start of the year in a first-level allowance route for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn on Friday. He enters off a fourth-place finish to Rebel candidate Carve in a local allowance that was his first start since November. "I suspect he needed the last race a little bit," said his trainer, McPeek, who has given the mount to Victor Lebron.