Coronation Futurity winner HALO AGAIN and impressive debut winner SYCAMORE RUN, both bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms, are among 14 entrants for the Jan. 18 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds. The Lecomte is the first race of the Fair Grounds series of races than ends with the Louisiana Derby, a Kentucky Derby prep.
HALO AGAIN, by Speightstown – Halos Verse by Unbridled’s Song is undefeated in two starts including his upset win in the Coronation on Tapeta last October at Woodbine. Sycamore Run, by Street Sense – Dattt Echo by Stormy Atlantic, led all the way to win a sprint maiden allowance recently for trainer Joe Sharp.
Saturday, Fair Grounds, post time: 6:55 p.m. EST
LECOMTE S.-GIII, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m
PP HORSE SIRE OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY WT
1 Finnick the Fierce Dialed In Monge, Arnaldo and Hernandez, Rey Hernandez Leon 122
2 Mr. Monomoy Palace Malice Madaket Stables LLC, Dubb, Michael,and Doheny Racing Stable Cox Geroux 122
3 Perfect Star Into Mischief Anton Kubacak Gelner Albarado 122
4 Scabbard More Than Ready Joseph W. Sutton Kenneally Lanerie 122
5 Excession Union Rags Calumet Farm Asmussen Hernandez 122
6 New Eagle Street Boss Calumet Farm Maker Saez 122
7 Halo Again Speightstown Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Asmussen Talamo 122
Willis Horton Racing LLC
8 Jack the Umpire Bodemeister P. Dale Ladner Brinkman Bridgmohan 122
9 Silver State Hard Spun Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC Asmussen Santana, Jr. 122
10 Enforceable Tapit John C. Oxley Casse Leparoux 122
11 Bango Congrats Tamaroak Partners LLC Foley Pedroza 122
12 Shashashakemeup Shackleford Calumet Farm Desormeaux Graham 122
13 Sycamore Run Street Sense Dilworth, Scott and Dilworth, Evan Sharp Beschizza 122
14 Lynn’s Map Liam’s Map HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud Casse Mena 122
Breeders: 1-Paige Jillian Blu Sky Stables, 2-FPF LLC & Highfield Ranch, 3-S. D. Brilie, L.P., 4-Joseph W. Sutton, 5-Randal Family Trust, R David & Marylyn ARandal Trustees, 6-Joe Mulholland Jr., John P. Mulholland & Karen Mulholland, 7-Anderson Farms Ont. Inc., 8-Brett A. Brinkman & P. Dale Ladner, 9-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, 10-Clearsky Farms, 11-Tamaroak Stable, 12-Larkspur Thoroughbreds & Darby Dan, 13-Anderson Farms Ont. Inc., 14-Alastar Thoroughbred Company, LLC
*MIKE WRIGHT is off to a good start at Tampa Bay Downs. He sent out another winner, Jan. 10, when OX TROT, owned by Gina Wright, won an $8,000 claiming race at seven furlongs on the dirt. The 5-year-old by Oxbow is a Woodbine regular and is one of 2 winners for Wright from limited starters since he moved his stable to Tampa Bay.
*RAZEENA, an Ontario bred by Malibu Moon who finished 5th in the Bison City Stakes at Woodbine last year and is Group 3 placed, won her maiden at Fair Grounds last week on the grass. Bred by Anderson Farms, Razeena is a 4-year-old out of Pink Palace.
*Barry Kerbel claimed Preacher Power from a grass race at Gulfstream, Jan. 12, a $30,000 claiming event won by Gary Barber’s Tricky Magician, trained by Mark Casse. Barber and Casse also claimed a horse from the race, runner-up Vegas Kitten.
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