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Risen Star Entries: Mucho Macho Man wheels back into action

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Mucho Macho Man wheels back into action just three weeks after his disappointing fourth place finish in the Grade 3 Holy Bull to headline the Grade 2 Risen Start Stakes this Saturday at the Fair Grounds.  The Risen Star is the final local prep for the Louisiana Derby and carries with it a precious purse of $300,000 in graded stakes earnings.  The Risen Star is the tenth race on Saturday's Fair Grounds card and will go to post at approximately 4:46 Central time.

Saturday's Fair Grounds card will also feature the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra (previously known as the Siverbulletday Stakes), Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap, and the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap, along with two listed stakes.  It should be a great day of racing down in the Big Easy.

Below are the entries and post positions for the Risen Star.  

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I'll have more on this race later on this week but here's a quick look at some of the names in the field:

Rougue Romance tries dirt for the second time in his career after finishing 3rd behind Uncle Mo and Boys At Tosconova in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Liondrive finished 54 ½ lengths back of the winner in his last race - a statebred Allowance at the Fair Grounds.  Ouch.

Decisive Moment finished 2nd to Gourmet Dinner in the Delta Downs Jackpot last November and began his three-year-old campaign in fine style by winning the listed Jean Lafitt on January 14th.

Pants On Fire finished second in the G3 Lecomte behind Wilkinson.

Santiva makes his three-year-old debut after capping his juvenile season with a win in the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill in late November.

Machen won a much talked troubled-filled allowance race at the Fair Grounds in his last start.  The win caused a lot of people to jump on the "Machen Derby" bandwagon.