Dream Walking Farms’ Seeking Ms
Shelley, allowed to settle just behind the early leaders, launched a bold
bid outside those when set down for the drive and held on late for a
three-quarter-length tally in Friday’s $44,500 five-and-a-half-furlong sprint
for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds.
The winner, ridden by Robby Albarado
and trained by Joe Duhon, paid $10.60, $6.40 and $5.40, accomplished the
sprint in 58.29 and increased her career earnings to $93,990 with her fourth
victory in eight lifetime starts.
Lloyd Madison Farms IV’s Valentine
Fever rallied on the extreme outside to be easily second best, returning
$14.60 and $9.40, while Gainesway Stable’s Ocean Colors, who made the
pace with splits of 22.69 and 46.35, held on for third at the wire, paying
$3.60 while four lengths behind the runner-up.
Racing resumes Saturday at Fair Grounds
with a 12-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m., and Fair Grounds fans are
reminded that on this Super Bowl Sunday there will be a special early post time
of 11:30 a.m. to allow fans to get home in time to watch their beloved New
Orleans Saints in their first Super Bowl appearance.