02/15/2016 5:00PM

Gun Runner has Asmussen optimistic ahead of Risen Star

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NEW ORLEANS – The Nov. 28 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes has aged well so far. Second-place Mor Spirit has returned to win two graded stakes and ranks among the leading California-based 3-year-olds, while third-place Mo Tom was a convincing winner of the Lecomte Stakes last month at Fair Grounds. Mo Tom is back Saturday for the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, and even more will be known about the Kentucky Jockey Club with the first- and fourth-place finishers, Airoforce and Gun Runner, also in the Risen Star.

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