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Miss Inclined Inherits Win in Monday's FG Feature
Mueller Thoroughbred Stable’s Miss Inclined pressed the pace of Mike Rutherford and Terry Green’s Bagmyfable in Monday’s featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming dash for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds, inherited the lead when that one faltered and continued willingly late for a 1 1/4-length tally.
The winner, trained by Malcolm Pierce and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, toured the 5 1/2-furlongs of the race taken off the grass and run on the main track in 1:04.17, increased her career earnings to $54,660 with her second victory in five lifetime starts and returned mutuels of $18.20, $6.40 and $3.20.
Stephanie Clark’s Marvel Gaye was unhurried early but rallied late to be clearly second best and pay $4.60 and $2.40 while finishing a length in front of Double R Stable’s Sam’s Bliss, who returned $2.10 to show.
Bagmyfable set the pace with fractions of 22.46 and 46.17, veered out sharply entering the lane, appeared to recover and regain a clear advantage in the middle of the track but broke down during the late stages.
Racing resumes on Fat Tuesday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m. The Mardi Gras program is the only Tuesday racing day of the 2010-2011 season at the New Orleans oval.
About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 10 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season runs through March 27, 2011, highlighted by the 98th Grade II Louisiana Derby on March 26. Information about Fair Grounds can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.