Good Tyme Racing’s Dancin Perfect,
allowed to settle behind the early leaders, split those rivals when set down
for the drive and withstood a late bid by Pin Oak Stable’s Elision to
win Monday’s $44,500 allowance optional claiming feature for fillies and mares
at Fair Grounds by a nose.
The winner, a 4-year-old daughter of
Pleasantly Perfect trained by Mike Burgess and ridden by Shane
Sellers, paid $7.60, $3.20 and $2.60, toured the about 1 1/16 distance over
a Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” in 1:47.83 and increased her career
earnings to $124,910 with her fourth win in 13 lifetime starts.
Elision, void of early foot, rallied
late to gain the place and returned mutuels of $4.60 and $3.40 while 5 3/4
lengths in front of More of the Best, who paid $6.40 to show. More of
the Best set the pace with splits of 24.45 and 50.51 before weakening.
Racing resumes Friday at Fair Grounds
with a nine-race program beginning at 1:10 p.m.