his typical rally from far back, Desert Wheat won the Mr. Sulu Stakes
on Saturday at the Fair Grounds for the second consecutive year.
Ridden by Corey Lanerie for trainer Bill Mott, Desert Wheat settled in 11th
place in the field of 12 older Louisiana-breds for the first half mile.
He made a three-wide run on the final turn and stormed down the middle
of the turf course in the stretch, winning by 2 ¾ lengths over
Nowandforevermore. Lee’s Spirit finished third.