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'Coal Man' looks to wire Alysheba

Updated: April 30, 2009, 10:40 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nick Zito's instructions to John Velazquez for Friday's Grade 3, $150,000 Alysheba Stakes will be quite simple: Go to the front with Cool Coal Man and improve your position.

"That's the plan," Zito said. "If he makes it, he makes it."

The Alysheba is one of five stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard.

In a race with several name horses such as Macho Again, Mambo in Seattle, and Dr. Pleasure, there isn't much early speed. Cool Coal Man tried to go gate to wire ...

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