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Where's Cain in Front in Sunday Feature
Edward Johnston Racing Stables’ Where’s Cain proved no disappointment to the fans who backed him down to 5-2 favoritism when he won Sunday’s Fair Grounds feature by one length.
“He was at the top of his game today,” said winning jockey John Jacinto after the race, although trainer Johnston was quick to dismiss any thoughts of running him on Louisiana Champions Day Dec. 12.
“I never even nominated him,” the conditioner said.
Where’s Cain paid $7, $3.60 and $2.60, toured the six furlongs in 1:11.44 after pressing or recording early splits of 22.05 and 45.93, and increased his career earnings to $91,076 with his third career victory in 10 lifetime starts.
Louie Roussel III’s Seven Mile Bridge finished second, paying $4.40 and $2.60, while Lawrence Johnson’s Tacky Angel finished third, two lengths farther back, and returned $4 to show.
Racing resumes Thursday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 1 p.m. and highlighted by an exciting main event featuring the return of last spring’s Grade II Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, who returns to competition after a 10th place finish in last spring’s Preakness Stakes.