Apple Blossom attracts top field of distaffers

Three of the best distaffers in the country are set to line up against each other in Friday’s $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

Havre de Grace, Switch and Blind Luck are all expected to go postward in the Grade I race, which is run at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. Life At Ten was assigned co-high weight of 119 pounds for the race, along with Havre de Grace and Switch, but the Todd Pletcher trainee is not expected to run.

Of course, Zenyatta won the Apple Blossom two of the past three years. Last year’s running was supposed to pit the past two Horses of the Year, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, until the latter was pulled out of the race after she lost her comeback in Louisiana.

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