Friday, February 17, 2012
Tonto Fontenot Wins Thursday Feature
NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, February 16, 2012) – Stacey Moak’s Tonto Fontenot, away alertly and always well placed, took command at the furlong grounds and drew off as the Lone Ranger at the wire in Thursday’s $51,000 Fair Grounds feature, an allowance and $40,000 optional claiming event run at a mile and 70 yards.
Trained by Bobby Barnett and ridden by Shane Sellers, Tonto Fontenot accomplished the distance in 1:43.11, increased his career earnings to $107,326 with his fourth lifetime win in 20 career starts and returned mutuels of $8.80, $3 and $2.80.
Cease, never far back, could not withstand the winner at the wire but clearly held the place, paying $2.40 and $2.40 as the runner-up while finishing a length and a quarter to the good of Thomas Meites and Richard Trent’ pace-making Good Chemistry, who paid $5.60 to show after setting early fractions of 25.15 and 49.46.
Racing resumes Friday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.
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