(Trainer Ian Wilkes is interviewed by Gene McLean)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Lothenbach StablesRy’s the Guy, a front-running 4 ¾-length winner of last year’s Champions Day feature, headlines a field eight older runners entered for next Tuesday’s third running of the $130,000 Isaac Murphy Marathon Overnight Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

The 1 ½-mile main track test will go as the eighth race on Tuesday afternoon’s nine-race program with a 4:22 p.m. (all times Eastern) post time. First post is 12:45 p.m.

Trained by Ian Wilkes, Ry’s the Guy will be making his 2021 debut in Tuesday’s race. Regular rider Chris Landeros will be aboard and break from post five.

The field for the Isaac Murphy Marathon Overnight Stakes, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Burning Bright (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118 pounds), Lone Rock (Ramon Vazquez, 120), Dack Janiel’s (Kendrick Carmouche, 118), Portos (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Ry’s the Guy (Landeros, 118), You’re to Blame (Luis Saez, 118), PlusQue Parfait (James Graham, 118) and Jumper (Corey Lanerie, 118).