02/22/2016 3:30PM

Thursday feature offers more modest road to Louisiana Derby

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Usually, the undercard comes before the main event, but in this case, the order is reversed. Last Saturday saw the best 3-year-olds stabled at Fair Grounds start in the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes. The featured eighth race Thursday is in the same division, but this first-level dirt-route allowance race for 3-year-olds is for horses not quite up to Risen Star snuff.