02/22/2016 3:30PM

Thursday feature offers more modest road to Louisiana Derby


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.