Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Trubs
came up outside the leaders to challenge entering the stretch
run of Saturday’s 54th running of Fair Grounds’ tradition-rich $60,000
Black Gold Stakes and then outfought Pin Oak Stable’s
Divine Music the rest of the way to be best by a neck at the wire.
Under a determined ride by jockey
Jesse Campbell, the Al Stall Jr.-trained
Trubs toured the six furlong distance in 1:11.18, increased his career
earnings to $99,675 with his third win in seven lifetime
starts and returned mutuels of $8.80, $3.20 and $2.60.
“I think the most important thing was that he broke sharp,”
Campbell said before rushing to catch a plane to Delta Downs in time for Saturday night’s Premier Night to ride
Take Me Home Too in the
Premier Night Starlet Stakes. “The more I studied the race, I knew there
was pace but I didn’t see any defined pace so he put himself into a
good spot and he finished very game.”
Divine Music paid $3 and $2.40 as the Black Gold runner-up and Vinery Stables’
Changing the Rules finished third 3 1/2 lengths farther back and returned $2.10
WICKED DEED TOPS TIFFANY LASS
Earlier in the afternoon, four 3-year-old fillies were abreast when they turned for home in the inaugural running of the $60,000
Tiffany Lass Stakes
at six furlongs, but it was Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Wicked Deed who drew off steadily the rest of the way to capture Fair Grounds’ new Tiffany Lass by 5 1/4-lengths with leading rider
Rosie Napravnik astride.
broke sharp and I thought there’d be a little bit more speed in there,
but everybody was kind of sitting and I was able to sit against
her comfortably so I had plenty of horse when we turned for home,” said
Trained by Fair Grounds’ leading trainer
Steve Asmussen, the daughter of Harlan’s
Holiday toured the distance in 1:11.75.
Wicked Deed paid $4.80 and $2.40 and increased her career earnings to
$85,560 with her third win in five lifetime starts.
Flash Mash got up for second in the Tiffany Lass, paying $2.40 to place after finishing a nose to the good of Richard Davis’s
Unbridled Praise, while Majestic Farms’
Lost My Halo set early fractions of 22.34 and 45.99 before weakening to fourth.
Racing resumes Sunday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.