01/14/2016 1:50PM

Stageplay looks formidable in Silverbulletday


NEW ORLEANS – Trainer Steve Asmussen won the Kentucky Oaks with Summerly in 2005 and with Untapable in 2014, and though both horses wintered at Fair Grounds, neither raced in the January stakes for 3-year-old fillies here. But this year, the talented Asmussen filly Stageplay makes her 3-year-old debut Saturday in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, where she’ll be the heavy favorite to affirm her status as a serious hope for the Fair Grounds Oaks and the Kentucky Oaks.