Travel Advisory Flies Home in Sunday Feature
TK Stables’ Travel Advisory challenged for command after being set down for the drive in Sunday’s $49,000 allowance and $50,000 optional claiming grass test at Fair Grounds, drew off quickly and then completed his run with a 1 3/4-length victory under intermittent urging.
The winner, trained by Kellyn Gorder and ridden by C. J. McMahon, toured the about 1 1/16-mile distance over a Stall-Wilson turf course rated “good” in 1:46.12, increased his career earnings to $52,985 with his second win in seven lifetime starts and returned mutuels o $21.20, $11 and $8.20.
Jim Tafel’s All Stormy, unhurried early, closed willingly late to be easily second best, paying $8.80 and $5.60, but could not seriously threaten the winner.
Stoneway Farm’s Atlantic Titan, never far back, had lacked the needed late response but held down the show spot at the wire, returning $14.20 while 4 3 /4-lengths farther back.
Gary and Mary West’s Control Tower and Shadwell Stable’s Mabroom alternated on the early lead with splits of 23.82 and 48.42 but tired from their efforts.
Racing resumes Thursday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.