Carl Moore Management’s Illusion of Speed
broke in full stride to make all the pace and continued
willingly in the stretch to win Sunday’s $43,000 allowance optional
claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by 2 1/4-lengths.
The daughter of Trippi, trained by
Bret Calhoun and ridden by Chris Rosier,
recorded early splits of 21.80 and 45.81, accomplished the
three-quarters in 1:13.06 in the race restricted to accredited
older fillies and mare and increased her career earnings to $105,330
with her fourth win in 10 lifetime starts. She returned mutuels of
$8.20, $4.80 and $3.40.
Charlene Touzet Thorson’s
Calmed, unhurried early, rallied late to gain the place, finishing a nose to the good of Edward Johnston Racing Stable’s
Firy Mistress. Calmed, an 8-year-old mare, paid $6.20 and $4.20 and Firy Mistress returned $6.60 in the show position.