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Eagle Putt Rolls In Sunday Feature

Woodview Farm’s Eagle Putt broke in stride to make the pace and continued willingly in the late stages to capture Sunday’s featured $53,000 allowance optional claiming sprint for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds by 3 3/4-lengths.

Ridden by Richard Eramia and trained by Jeff Thornbury, Eagle Putt accomplished the about 5 1/2-furlong distance over the Stall-Wilson turf course in 1:05.04 after carving out early splits of 23:17 and 47.70. The daughter of Pioneering out of Birdie Putt increased her career earnings to $66,580 with her third win in seven lifetime starts and returned mutuels of $16.80, $8.80 and $6.20.

David Garner’s Elusive Jozi, never far back, could not catch the winner but was easily second best, paying $5.20 and $3.40 while finishing 2 1 /2-lengths in front of Maggi Moss’s Speedy Spice, who returned $3.80 to show as the choice of the fans.

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