Expect Ebben to make his next start Jan. 13 in the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds following his eye&#45;catching win Nov. 25 at Churchill in a first&#45;level allowance race. Following less&#45;than&#45;ideal journeys in the Iroquois and the Street Sense at Churchill, Ebben broke through with a 4 1/2&#45;length score in a one&#45;turn mile, getting a career&#45;best 75 Beyer Figure.&ldquo;I was glad he got the chance to run the other day after a couple tougher trips,&rdquo; said trainer Steve Margolis. Ebben, a son of Trappe Shot, cost owner Sam Aguiar just $25,000 at auction. Unruly early in his training, he was gelded before leaving the farm where he did his early training to join Margolis&rsquo;s stable in Kentucky.&ldquo;He&rsquo;s an improving horse,&rdquo; Margolis said. &ldquo;He finished the Churchill meet on a positive note, and we&rsquo;ve to give him a chance. Time will tell if he&rsquo;s a two&#45;turn horse.&rdquo;Margolis has two other 2&#45;year&#45;olds pointed for Fair Grounds sprint stakes on Jan. 16: Bourne In Nixa will start in the Sugar Bowl that day, and My Girl Janelle in the Letellier.◗ The nominal feature on Friday&rsquo;s nine&#45;race card is race 8, a one&#45;mile turf race for Louisiana&#45;breds open to first&#45;level allowance horses or $12,500 claimers. First post is 1 p.m. Central.