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Believe You Can a Tigress at Fair Grounds

Believe You Can wins the 2011 Tempted Stakes G3
Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can ran like a tigress in Saturday’s listed $150,000 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but was friendly as a fawn when she stuck her nose out of her stall to accept congratulatory nuzzles Sunday morning during training hours at the Crescent City oval.

After being the odds-on choice of Saturday’s Fair Grounds guests, many of whom had watched her parlay her Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks score to another in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks last season and still another in the $100,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes here last month, Believe You Can was doing well Sunday morning following her facile 5 3/4-length tally in the fourth running of the New Orleans Ladies.

“She ran a huge race yesterday,” said her trainer Larry Jones. “She’s doing fine today. In fact, all four of our horses that ran yesterday came back good. We are having a good morning around here today.”

Following Believe You Can’s Saturday score, Jones had mapped out some tentative plans for her campaign. 

“We want to continue with a light campaign for her off with her for awhile,” Jones reiterated Sunday, “and then start to intensify it later in the summer at Saratoga. Our main objective is to get her to the (Grade I) Breeders’ Cup (Ladies Classic) and get her a championship this year. We missed that opportunity last year when we had to take her out of training early in the summer. Something like the (Grade II) La Troienne at Churchill might be a good next race for her.”

DELAUNAY IN FINE FETTLE FOLLOWING SATURDAY’S DUNCAN KENNER 


Maggi Moss’s Delaunay came out of his race is Saturday’s listed $150,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes unscathed, trainer Tom Amoss indicated outside his barn during training hours at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Sunday morning.

“The horse came out of his race fine and is doing good this morning,” Amoss said of Delaunay, who earlier in the winter won the Thanksgiving Handicap and F.W. Gaudin Stakes at Fair Grounds before sweeping the local sprint stakes series with his 4 1/2-length win in the Duncan Kenner.

“I’m on the phone to Maggi right now and we’re having a light discussion about what might be next for the horse,” Amoss said. “We’ll probably be having a more serious discussion about what we want to do next on Tuesday or Wednesday.”  

 

 

 

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