Fire On The Fly Draws Rail Post for Fauxborg St. John Stakes

The 870-yard stakes shares Fair Grounds' Saturday spotlight with the 350-yard Esplanade Stakes.

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Bullard Farms' Fire On The Fly, pictured here winning the May 22 AQHA Remington Distance Challenge, is one of eight 870-yard specialists entered in Saturday's Fauxborg St. John Stakes at Fair Grounds. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Bullard Farms’ Fire On The Fly will risk his five-race win streak from the rail post in Saturday’s 870-yard, $30,000 Fauxborg St. John Stakes at Fair Grounds.

A homebred gray 6-year-old son of Jet Cartel trained by Tommy Bullard, Fire On The Fly will be making his first start since May 22, when the gelding scored a nose victory in the 870-yard, $50,000 AQHA Remington Distance Challenge (G3) at Remington Park. Fire On The Fly has won all five of his starts this season, all at the 870 distance, and has earned $58,616.

Donell Blake will ride Fire On The Fly on Saturday.

Oscar Rohne’s B and G Fast Dash has won both of his starts at the 870-yard distance and will face open company off of his wire-to-wire, 5 1/2-length victory against Louisiana-breds in the July 9, $50,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. B and G Fast Dash drew post 2 and will be ridden by Donald Watson for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Fire On The Fly (Donell Blake)
B and G Fast Dash (Donald Watson)
Speed Bok (David Alvarez)
Streak Of Music (Damian Martinez)
Droppin Timber (Alfonso Lujan)
Jls Book Of Psalms (Lucas Constantin)
Dwaynes First Perry (Randy Edison)
Game Own (Juan D. Marquez)

Esplanade Stakes
Exquisite Stride is one of six sprinters entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $30,000 Esplanade Stakes.

A 4-year-old stallion by champion Carters Cartel, Exquisite Stride is trained by Bruce Bell for David and Sherry Dunn’s D & S Racing LLC. Exquisite Stride is coming off of a neck victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs on June 25.

Exquisite Stride drew post 5 and will be ridden by Joe Badilla Jr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
The Golden Bowl (David Alvarez)
Firely Fortune (Juan C. Garcia)
Louisiana Legends (Randy Edison)
Tf Little Bit Rowdy (John Hamilton)
Exquisite Stride (Joe Badilla Jr.)
Rusty Bloom (Raul Ramirez Jr.)

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