Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 24,990; on-track betting, $2,223,809.80; total betting including simulcast, $14,882,936.37.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 33,727; on-track betting, $2,277,400; total betting including simulcast, $13,660,785.
Coming up: Grade I winner Turbulent Descent headlines a field of six horses slated to start Sunday in the Grade II Beaumont Stakes contested over seven furlongs and 184 feet. Turbulent Descent captured the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks in her last start and will likely face her toughest challenge from fellow Grade I winner Tell a Kelly.
■ Workin for Hops, runner-up in the Grade I Maker's Mark Mile on Friday, came out of the race in good order but is not expected to return for the Grade I Woodford Reserve at May 7 on Churchill Downs. "That would be a little quick," trainer Michael Stidham said. "We came back here in three weeks, and that was forcing the issue a little bit."
Tom Bush, trainer of Maker's Mark winner Get Stormy, said he hadn't ruled out the Woodford Reserve for his charge, but also wasn't certain about the timing of the race. "It is back a little close," Bush said. "That's the only race immediately on the horizon that we're thinking about right now, but we need to chew on it a little and figure things out."
■ Graded stakes winner Here Comes Ben worked six furlongs in 1:13.80 for trainer Charles Lopresti early Saturday morning in preparation for his 2011 debut in the Grade II, $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes on May 7.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES