Royal and Flashy Wins Sunday Feature
Double Dam Farm’s Royal and Flashy lacked running room in upper stretch but rallied between horses when clear in the late stages of Sunday’s featured $47,000 allowance test at about one mile over the Stall-Wilson turf course and proved best by a head at the wire.
Trained by Sam Breaux and ridden by Kerwin Clark, the winner toured the distance in 1:39.35, increased his career earnings to $159,900 with his fifth victory in 25 lifetime starts and returned mutuels of $23.40, $11.60 and $7.60.
Alton Anthony Sr.’s Its Mr Slew to You gained the advantage briefly in the late stages, could not withstand the winner when challenged but was gamely second best, finishing three-quarters of a length to the good of Sequoia Racing’s Longhammer.
Its Mr Slew to You paid $20.20 and $11.20, while Longhammer returned $7 in the third position.
Don Benge’s favored Quarter Given made the pace with splits of 24.59 and 49.56 but tired in the drive.
Racing resumes Monday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.