Six to go in Fleur de Lis

06/11/2014 4:24 PM

06/11/2014 4:30 PM

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - On Fire Baby and Fiftyshadesofhay headline the field of six fillies and mares in Saturday night's $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Gary Hartlage, On Fire Baby will start from post 4 with Joe Johnson again in the saddle. Johnson has been the only rider the 5-year-old gray mare has ever had.

On Fire Baby, owned by Anita Cauley, posted a 2 3/4-length win last month at Churchill in the La Troienne Stakes. The mare began 2014 with a fourth in Oaklawn Park's Azeri Stakes followed by a second in the Apple Blossom Handicap, both behind Close Hatches.

In 15 career starts, On Fire Baby has earned $1,082,687 with six wins.

Fiftyshadesofhay, trained by Bob Baffert, will have Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez riding and leave from post 5. The 4-year-old filly is owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman.

A well traveled filly, Fiftyshadesofhay will be racing at her ninth different track when she starts the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs. This year she was fourth in the La Canada and sixth in the Santa Margarita Stakes, both at Santa Anita. She's coming off a victory in last month's Ruffian at Belmont Park

Fiftyshadesofhay has five wins, four seconds and three thirds in 16 career starts for $946,547.

Here is the field for the Fleur de Lis in post position order: Ondine, Shaun Bridgmohan; Molly Morgan, Corey Lanerie; Frivolous, James Graham; On Fire Baby, Joe Johnson; Fiftyshadesofhay, John Velazquez and Flashy American, Julien Leparoux.

Post time will be approximately 9:05 p.m. ET.

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