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Wash Park Wins Starlight Feature

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI

Keith Plaisance’s favored Wash Park commenced a rally in mid-stretch outside the leaders and was up to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s Starlight Racing feature at Fair Grounds.  

 

As the headline event during the fifth of six such Starlight Racing programs in New Orleans this winter, Friday’s allowance and $62,500 optional entering event was contested at six furlongs and offered a purse of $53,000.

 

As the choice of the fans on hand, Wash Park paid $5.20, $3.20 and $2.10 and accomplished the three-quarters of a mile in 1:09.45. The 5-year-old Ecton Park gelding increased his career earnings to $133,864 with his sixth lifetime win in 13 career starts.

 

Gary and Mary West’s Safe Trip pressed the early pace, took command briefly at the furlong grounds, could not withstand the winner late but proved clearly second best by two lengths, paying $3 and $2.40. 

 

Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s Santo Gato made the pace with splits of 22.42 and 45.42 but weakened against the top two in mid-stretch, returning $2.80 for the show position.

 


 


 

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