Friday, March 09, 2012
Bluehard Best in Friday Feature
NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 09, 2012) – Norman Miller III and Norman Miller IV’s Bluehard pressed the pace, took command at the furlong grounds and drew off late to capture Friday’s $41,000 Fair Grounds feature for accredited Louisiana-breds by 2 1/4-lengths.
The allowance and $12,500 optional claiming race for older horses was contested at six furlongs.
Brent Gasaway and Ian Yarnot’s Power Surge, allowed to settle early, launched a belated bid to be clearly second best, paying $3.60 and $3.20 while finishing a length to the good of Leone Racing’s Wish You Gold, who returned $3.40 to show.
Southern Equine Stables’ Dynamic Resource made the pace with splits of 22.10 and 45.70 before weakening after the eighth pole.
Racing resumes Saturday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.
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