Photo: Jim McCue/MJC
John Eaton and Steve Laymon’s
Zeb responded to the urgings of defending jockey champion and current leader rider
Rosie Napravnik and captured
Sunday’s Fair Grounds’ feature, an allowance optional $35,000 claiming
sprint contested at about 5 1/ 2-furlongs over the firm
Stall-Wilson turf course, by a 3 1/2-length margin.
Greg Foley, Zeb gained the
advantage in the lane of the $51,000 test, accomplished the distance in
1:03.96, increased his career earnings to $96,034 with his third win in
10 lifetime starts and paid mutuels of $11.80,
$5.20 and $3.20.
Trelawny pressed the pace,
gained the advantage briefly, could not withstand the winner when
challenged but gamely held the place by a half-length from Louie Roussel
Santa, who cut out fractions of 22.34 and 46.40 before weakening late.
Trelawny paid $4.60 and $4 and Santa returned
$5.60 to show.