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Hurricane Bluff Blows Away Rivals in Friday Feature

Chad White’s Hurricane Bluff, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace throughout in Friday’s $41,000 allowance and $30,000 optional claiming sprint for accredited Louisiana-bred sophomores and proved 2 1/2-lengths the best at the wire.

The winner, trained by Frank Trosclair and ridden by Shane Sellers, toured the six furlongs in 1:10.12 after setting early fractions of 21.65 and 45.17, increased his career earnings to $54,060 with his second win in three lifetime starts and returned mutuels of $10.20, $5.20 and $3.80.

Samuel Hebert’s Lighter Fluid, never far back, continued willingly late to be easily second best, paying $11.80 and $6.80 while finishing 4 1/4-lengths in front of D R D Stable’s Ad On First, who paid $4 to show.

Racing resumes Saturday at Fair Grounds with a 12-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.