Live Oak Plantation’s Paradise Bound,
allowed to settle just off the pace in Sunday’s $39,000 Fair Grounds feature
for maiden fillies and mares, responded willingly when set down for the drive
and drew off for a 1 3/4-length score in the race transferred from the
Stall-Wilson turf course and run on the main track at a mile and a sixteenth.
Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill
Mott and ridden by Pat Valenzuela, Paradise Bound returned mutuels
of $24.60, $9 and $6, increased her career earnings to $40,203 with her first
victory in five career starts, and accomplished the distance in 1:47.99.
Late Night Stables’s Broadway Breeze,
unhurried early, rallied in the final furlong to gain the second spot,
finishing a half to the good of Glen Warren’s Mandy’s Girl, who set the
early fractions of 24.25 and 48.86 before weakening after the eighth pole.
Broadway Breeze paid $4.40 and $3.60,
and Mandy’s Girl returned $11.80.
Racing resumes Monday at Fair Grounds
with a nine-race Presidents’ Day program beginning at 1:10 p.m.