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Fair Grounds: Effie Runs to Expectations

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
Oak Leaf’s Effie ran a “clunker” in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie on Dec. 10 before coming back to win Saturday’s filly division of the $100,390 Louisiana Futurity at Fair Grounds, but trainer Tony Richey had blamed himself for his filly’s poor performance in the Lassie even before she won Saturday’s Futurity.

 

“She just didn’t act right in the paddock before that (Dec. 10) race,” said Richey prior to her Saturday score. “I almost scratched her that day, and I should have, but she’s super sharp now.”

 

Effie ran to Richey’s expectations Saturday, catching the odds-on favorite in the late stages and going on to be best by three-quarters of a length. 

 

“We’ll see how she comes out of this race, and then I’ll talk to (owner Royce Roberts) and see what he wants to do next,” said Richey before leaving New Orleans shortly after Saturday’s race.

 

One race that could conceivably be in Effie’s future is the $75,000 Crescent City Oaks, restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies that will be run on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31.

 

 

 

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