Hallway Wins Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway, void of early foot, responded boldly when set down for the drive and got up to prove best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $47,000 one-mile and 40-yard allowance feature at Fair Grounds.

As part the favored entry, the winner gave trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan a trainer-jockey triple for the day, but the riding star of the afternoon later became jockey John Jacinto, who completed a four-win day in Friday’s last race.

Hallway returned mutuels of $4.60, $2.80 and $2.20, increased his career earnings to $355,917 with his sixth career victory in 30 lifetime starts and accomplished the distance in 1:40.92.

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, always well placed, continued willingly late to save the place but could not withstand the winner and paid $6.40 and $4.40.

Southern Equine Stables’ Up and Out of Site made the pace with splits of 24.68 and 49.30 before weakening late to pay $14.80 in the show spot.

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