Race 4-Louisiana Starter Handicap
Not much to be gleaned fro the first stakes of the day, a starter handicap that is really a stakes event in name only. Mr. Porter poured it on in the stretch and won by 12. The only brief excitement came with an objection that was about as hopeless as any I've seen. Judging from what we could see the stewards looking at on the instant replay, Cisco Torres must've claimed he was bothered on the turn aboard Zenato. There really wasn't anything there to complain about, though, just a tiring pacesetter who checked ever so slightly as the best horse accelarated past.
A great say for racing here, with temperatures in the low 60s and overcast skies. The crowd looked pretty strong coming in before this race, and I'm sure there will be a lot of late arrivals who passed on the three QH stakes that started the card. I only hit one of those three, so good thing I came late and had no actual monies invested.
I bet a straight exacta in the Starter Handicap with Zenato over the favorite so the objection briefly caught my attention, as a reversal of the top two would have given me a winner. Oh well.