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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Joyce’s Rebel Rules in Starlight Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, January 20, 2012) – Glen Warren’s Joyce’s Rebel, void of early foot, came from far back while racing outside rivals in the stretch and was up to capture Fair Grounds’ $41,000 Starlight Racing feature by a neck under the lights Friday night at the New Orleans oval.

Trained by Andy Leggio Jr. and ridden by leading rider Rosie Napravnik, the 4-year-old colt returned mutuels of $7.40, $4 and $3, increased his career earnings to $58,571 with his second win in six lifetime starts and accomplished the six-furlong distance in 1:11.26 in the race restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds.

Steven Dugal and Bill and Kathy Hornsby’s Rocket King, never far back, continued willingly on the inside late to gain the place, paying $7.40 and $5.60 while finishing a neck to the good of Michael Greer’s Classy Ruler, who returned $6.60 to show.

Tat Hoi Fung’s Foreversingle alternated for the early lead with splits of 22.16 and 58.20 before giving way.

Racing resumes Saturday at Fair Grounds with a gala 13-race Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone program featuring six stakes races worth a total of $650,000 and a special early first race post time of 12:10 p.m.

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