John Eaton and Steve Laymon’s Zeb
rushed quickly to the lead and never relinquished it again, capturing
Monday’s $51,000 allowance sprint at about 5 1/2-furlongs over the
Stall-Wilson turf course
by a nose.
Zeb, trained by
Greg Foley and ridden by Rosie Napravnik,
toured the distance over firm going in 1:05.44 after establishing early
fractions of 22.25 and 47.17, increased his career earnings
to $46,200 with his second win in three lifetime starts and returned
mutuels of $10.60, $5.80 and $3.20.
Council Oak prompted the
early pace, appeared poised to take over the lead entering the lane but
raced wide. He recovered to remain clearly second best but was unable
to catch the winner with his second surge. Council
Oak paid $4 and $3.
N. O. MSG Racing’s
Castle finished third, beaten 2 1/2-lengths by Council Oak.
resumes Friday at Fair Grounds with a 12-race program featuring five
stakes races restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds. Post time
for the first race will be 12:40 p.m.
However for Saturday’s
Louisiana Derby Day program and Sunday’s
closing day of the 2010-2011 Fair Grounds season, there will be special early post times of