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James Perron Racing Stable's CATEGORY SEVEN (Gulf Storm) was awarded the top prize in Saturday's $60,000 Furl Sail H. at Fair Grounds after Never Retreat (Smart Strike) was disqualified and placed second for interfering with Category Seven inside the final sixteenth. Richard Eramia was aboard the 16-1 chance for trainer Richie Scherer, and the final time for about 1 1/16 miles on the good turf was 1:46 2/5. This was the second stakes victory for Category Seven, who previously landed the Matron S. on turf at Evangeline Downs. The five-year-old Florida-bred mare had also placed in the River Cities S., Top Corsage S. and Blushing K. D. H. With this score, her bankroll swelled to $241,677 from a line of 31-8-9-5.
WICKED UNO (Macho Uno), a full sister to 2007 Breeders' Futurity (G1) and Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) winner Wicked Style, broke her maiden in her second career start when taking Saturday's 5TH race at Fair Grounds. Under Robby Albarado, the three-year-old filly led gate-to-wire to take the $43,000 maiden special weight by a length in a time of 1:11 for six furlongs on the fast main track. Bred in Florida by Bowling and Dodd, Wicked Uno is owned by Gold Mark Farm and trained by Tom Amoss. She ran fourth in her November 19 debut at Churchill Downs, and has now bankrolled $27,630. Wicked Uno was produced from the stakes-placed Trempolino mare Deviletta...
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Four-time stakes winner EUROEARS (Langfuhr), last seen taking the Thanksgiving H., worked four furlongs in :49 2/5 over the fast main track at Fair Grounds on Saturday. The January 23 F. W. Gaudin Memorial S., a race he won in 2008, might be next.
Eight-time stakes hero DESERT WHEAT (Wheaton), a four-length winner of the Louisiana Champions Day Turf S. on December 19, breezed in :50 1/5.
Multiple stakes victress UNFORGOTTEN (Northern Afleet), second in the Daily Racing Form Distaff S. last time, clocked :52.
Golden Rod S. (G2) third-place finisher UPPERLINE (Maria's Mon) recorded :49 2/5.
GRAND TRAVERSE (Pioneering), who netted his first stakes victory with a two-length upset in the recent Bonapaw S., exercised in :50 2/5.
Stakes winner POWER SURGE (Holzmeister), third in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint last out, went in :51 1/5.
Three-time stakes runner-up GREELEY'S ROCKET (Mr. Greeley), readying for her three-year-old bow, logged three furlongs in :37 2/5.
Mark H. Stanley's QUIET TEMPER (Quiet American) took a stroll around Fair Grounds in Sunday's 4TH race, wiring the field by an effortless 1 1/4 lengths in her sophomore debut. Dispatched as the 2-5 favorite off her 7 3/4-length triumph in the Delta Princess S. (G3), the Dale Romans pupil turned in virtually a paid workout in the allowance/optional claimer for sophomore fillies. Robby Albarado guided her through an easy tempo and never asked her for a serious effort as she galloped under wraps in the stretch. Quiet Temper cruised home in a final time of 1:40 4/5 for the mile and 40 yards on a fast track, chased vainly by the game runner-up Bella Medaglia (Medaglia d'Oro). The bay filly improved her record to 5-2-3-0 while increasing her bankroll to $355,800..
Later at Fair Grounds, Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein's STAY PUT (Broken Vow) rallied from dead last in a 10-horse field to capture the 10TH race, the companion allowance/optional claimer for open three-year-olds. Trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by Jamie Theriot, the recent Fair Grounds maiden winner rolled to a one-length victory over 2-1 favorite Worldly (A.P. Indy). Stay Put, a 7-1 chance, negotiated the mile and 40 yards in 1:40 3/5 to advance his line to 4-2-0-2, $59,600. Worldly was accorded favoritism in the wake of his third-place effort in the Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2)...
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On Sunday at Fair Grounds, Grade 3 winner DENIS OF CORK (Harlan's Holiday), unraced since running second in the 2008 Belmont S. (G1), breezed four furlongs in :51 over the fast dirt.
Dual stakes hero TURFISTE (Military), third in the Kentucky Cup Sprint S. (G3) and American Turf S. (G3) last season, covered five-eighths in 1:01.
Spot Plays for Monday.
Fair Grounds (2nd) Hawk on the Hunt, 5-1 (4th) Parc des Princes (Brz), 4-1
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