Joseph &ldquo;Spanky&rdquo; Broussard, a Louisianan by birth and temperament, has been training horses since 1969. A million racing memories float around the 70-year-old Broussard brain, most of which can be brought up in fairly photographic detail. One drawback to Broussard&rsquo;s longevity: He has outlived many longtime owners, and Broussard&rsquo;s string has dwindled to a handful this year. Still in the Broussard fold is owner-breeder Richard Rudolph, whose 3-year-old Hydro Power should give Broussard a solid chance to take down the Springfield Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Arlington Park.\r\nThe Springfield is one of six Illinois-bred stakes on the Prairie State Festival, all offering purses of about $100,000. The Springfield, one of the day&rsquo;s more competitive events, is one of two 3-year-old-restricted stakes, both of those to be contested over a one-turn Polytrack mile.\r\nHydro Power rates a narrow edge over capable opponents like Mavericking, Forbidden Forest, and Table Games. A homebred son of Aptitude, he ran in a series of open races over the winter in Louisiana and moved far forward when back in with Illinois-bred this spring at Hawthorne, where he finished second to the solid older horse Denham in the Milwaukee Avenue Stakes. Hydro Power&rsquo;s last 10 starts have come on dirt, but he won his maiden by four lengths racing on Arlington Polytrack last summer, and seems well drawn in post 10.\r\n&ldquo;We liked him from the start,&rdquo; Broussard said. &ldquo;He had some setbacks, but I think he&rsquo;s over them now.&rdquo;\r\nThe Purple Violet, the female counterpart to the Springfield, also drew a contentious field. Our Lady in Red may wind up favored off a win this spring in the Pretty Jenny Stakes, but she is far from a sure thing to outpace Cityrap, Seans Silverdance, and Third Chance. Cityrap&rsquo;s strong recent course and distance performance came against older horses, where she easily beat the very decent Happy Henrietta.\r\nLincoln Heritage: Block has top two\r\nAn Illinois-bred stakes day would seem hollow without contenders from trainers Chris Block and Christine Janks, and both could have live runners in multiple stakes Saturday.\r\nBlock&rsquo;s best chance could come in the Lincoln Heritage, for fillies and mares at one and one-sixteenth miles on turf. In an eight-horse field, Block figures to have the top two betting choices, Dundalk Dust and Peyote Patty.\r\nDundalk Dust had an excellent autumn 2010 that culminated with a win in the Grade 2 Falls City at Churchill. Dundalk Dust&rsquo;s 2011 debut, in the March 12 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds, was a bust, but the filly was diagnosed with an internal infection that caused weight loss. Back at her feed tub again, Dundalk Dust has turned in a long series of regular morning workouts and should return to something close to her best Saturday.\r\nPeyote Patty, who should be on or near the early lead, returned from an 11-month layoff on May 22, setting the pace and finish a close fourth in an open allowance race. She finished second in the 2010 Lincoln Heritage before her break.\r\nShrewd Operator makes his first start since Aug. 6 in the White Oak Handicap, but Block has won with eight of his last 21 starters coming back from a similarly long layoff. Shrewd Operator, a 7-year-old with just 17 career starts, won the 2010 White Oak, and will be tough to deny in the six-furlong Polytrack dash if a strong inside speed bias present on Wednesday persists through the weekend. His opponents include River Bear, the 2009 White Oak winner; Mighty Rule, second in the 2009 White Oak and third last year; and pace rival Royal Express, another Broussard-trained runner.\r\nJanks, meanwhile, has horses entered in five of the six stakes, but Cruise looks like her best chance. Five-year-old Cruise, who beat similar foes in the Governor&rsquo;s Lady this past spring at Hawthorne, is one of nine fillies and mares entered in the six-furlong Isaac Murphy, in which she finished fourth last year. Last-out Polytrack winner Rose Mountain looks like her chief rival.\r\nBlack Tie Affair: Princeville Condo looks tough\r\nWrapping up the stakes sequence is the Black Tie Affair for older turf horses, a race that features several old hands in the division as well as a couple of newcomers. Gathering Cloud, an East Coaster trained by Barclay Tag, is scheduled to make his first Illinois-bred start, but drew poorly on the outside of an 11-horse field. One stall inside him is the Block-trained Hoodwinked, who makes his stakes debut after a good second-place, open-allowance finish last month.\r\nBut Princeville Condo looks like the one to beat. Second by a nose by return rival My Sonny Boy in this race last year, Princeville Condo finished a close third in his 2011 debut May 8 despite having to rally into a slow pace. He has since worked well and rates an edge over Denham, who brings a five-race winning streak into the Black Tie Affair.