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B G Suavecito Wins Monday Feature

Benjamin Gonzalez’ B G Suavecito trailed the field early but rallied boldly when set down for the drive to win  Monday’s $51,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by 3 1/4-lengths as the longest shot on the board.

Ridden by Eddie Martin Jr. and trained by Isai Gonzalez, the winner returned mutuels of $26.20, $8.20 and $3.20, accomplished the six-furlong distance in 1:10.30 and increased his career earnings to $65,160 with his third win in six lifetime starts.

Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s Goodtimehadbyall, also without speed, commenced a rally near the furlong grounds to gain the place, paying $5 and $3 while finishing a head to the good of Vinery Stable’s odds-on favorite Changing the Rules, who pressed the pace and tired from the effort.

Gerry Aschinger’s Gonna Tell Mama established early splits of 21.80 and 45.41 before giving way.

Racing resumes Friday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.