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Infrattini Catches Mark Valeski in LA 'Cap

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
In spite of having to shoulder the top impost of 121 pounds, Z Thoroughbreds’ Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory accomplished over four different tracks by out-dueling Brereton Jones’s odds-on choice Mark Valeski in Saturday’s 67th running of the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap.

 

The race is the first of a three-race series for older horses that will conclude with the Grade II New Orleans Handicap on Louisiana Derby Day, March 30.

 

Trained by Paul McGee and ridden by Miguel Mena, Infrattini was allowed to settle just behind the early leaders, challenged Mark Valeski inside the furlong grounds and proved best the rest of the way.

 

“My boss told me to get a good break and let him run his own race,” said Mena. “This horse keeps getting better and better, but for me this was his best race.”

 

Infrattini returned mutuels of $7.80, $3.40 and $2.80 accomplished the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:44.62 and increased his career earnings to $329,952 with his sixth win from 16 lifetime starts.

 

“We thought we’d give him a little time after his last race,” said McGee. “He was fresh today so that paid off for us.”

 

Mark Valeski paid $2.60 and $2.20 in the second spot, and Hurricane Ike, who made the pace with early splits of 24:88 and 49.18 before weakening against the top two, returned $4 to show after finishing a length and a half behind Mark Valeski.

 

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