The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 gets underway at Oaklawn Park on Monday with the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes and On Fire Baby takes on eleven boys from post 10 in the one mile test for 3-year-olds.
#10 On Fire Baby captured all three of her
conventional dirt starts last year and she used a different style each
time. She stalked the pace in her Ellis Park sprint debut, rallied in
the G2 Pocahontas, and went wire-to-wire in the G2 Golden Rod. Her only
off the board finish occurred when she dueled and weakened to 5th in the
G1 Alcibiades at Keeneland (Polytrack).
She must overcome an outer post in Hot Springs on Monday and her speed figures are rather ordinary for a 2-time graded winner...