Shutupanddance, a 4-year-old accredited
Louisiana-bred filly owned by Bill and Denise Morrison and trained by Michelle
Lovell, took command just after the break and never relinquished the lead
thereafter when winning Sunday’s $47,000 1 1/16-mile allowance feature for
state-breds at Fair Grounds by three-quarters of a length.
The winner returned mutuels of $7.80, $2.60 and $2.10,
toured the distance in the race taken off the grass and run on the main track
in 1:45.86 after setting early fractions of 24.08 and 47.34 under jockey Shane
Sellers, and increased her career earnings to $198,065 with her fifth
victory in 15 lifetime starts.
Heiligbrodt Racing’s Seven Seventythree, coupled in
the wagering with that ownership’s Hisse as the odds-on choice in the
wagering, pressed the pace throughout, could not get by the winner but was
easily second best, finishing 2 1/4-lengths to the good of Peter Barta’s Cigar
Seven Seventythree paid $2.10 and $2.10, and Cigar Starter