Double Dam Farm’s Royal and Flashy
lacked running room in upper stretch but rallied between horses when
clear in the late stages of Sunday’s featured $47,000 allowance test at
about one mile over
the Stall-Wilson turf course and proved best by a head at the wire.
Sam Breaux and ridden by Kerwin Clark,
the winner toured the distance in 1:39.35, increased his career
earnings to $159,900 with his fifth victory in 25 lifetime starts
and returned mutuels of $23.40, $11.60 and $7.60.
Alton Anthony Sr.’s
Its Mr Slew to You gained
the advantage briefly in the late stages, could not withstand the
winner when challenged but was gamely second best, finishing
three-quarters of a length to the good of Sequoia Racing’s
Its Mr Slew to You paid $20.20 and $11.20, while Longhammer returned $7 in the third position.
Don Benge’s favored
Quarter Given made the pace with splits of 24.59 and 49.56 but tired in the drive.