Pop-A-Top LLC’s Raiseanothergator, away alertly and quickly in command, made or forced the pace with William Reed’s
Surley throughout the early going but drew off in the stretch run to win Friday’s 16th renewal of the
$40,000 South Mississippi Owners and Breeders Stakes at Fair Grounds by 4 1/4-lengths.
Tom Amoss and ridden by James Graham,
Raiseanothergator returned mutuels of $6.20, $2.80 and $2.40,
accomplished the six furlongs in 1:10.90 after alternating for early
splits of 22.30 and 43.75 and increased his career earnings to $69,691
with his third career win in six lifetime starts.
Validfromthegitgo got up in
the late stages to clearly gain the place, paying $2.40 and $2.20 while
finishing a length to the good of Surley, who returned $2.60 to show.