04/16/2009 12:00AM

Who's set to fire fresh?


The $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes for Texas-bred fillies and mares at Lone Star Park could prove a test of fitness.

All six fillies and mares entered in the 6 1/2-furlong main-track race are returning from a layoff. Two mares, Dixie Dust and Annie Savoy, haven't stared since February; three others - Moneyinmywranglers, Honor Jones, and Formal Flyer - have been out of action since January; and Wrenice hasn't competed since October.

Annie Savoy has started most recently among the group of comebackers, winning an open allowance at Will Rogers Downs on Feb. 28. A nine-time winner with earnings of more than $269,000, she also owns the top last-race Beyer Speed Figure, an 89.

Annie Savoy was third in this race last year, and appears poised to fare better in this year's running, based on her history of running well following short layoffs. Chris Landeros rides for trainer Kari Craddock.

Of her opponents, only Moneyinmywranglers has come close to matching Annie Savoy's last-race 89 Beyer. Moneyinmywranglers ran Beyers of 85 and 86, respectively, while winning an allowance at Retama on Jan. 9 and running second in the Retama Distaff on Jan. 24.

Although she is coming off the longest layoff of any entrant, Wrenice also merits respect. An eight-time stakes winner and the leading money earner in the field with more than $464,000, she is 4 for 8 over the Lone Star main track.