Monday, January 23, 2012
Toxis Takes Filly Feature
NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, January 22, 2012) – Dixiana Farms’ Toxis, a 3-year-old daughter of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, rallied boldly outside the leaders in mid-stretch and was up to best Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Ocean Bertie by a half-length in Sunday’s $46,000 mile and 70-yard feature for maiden sophomore fillies at Fair Grounds.
Trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by seven-time Fair Grounds jockey champion Robby Albarado, Toxis toured the distance in 1:44.79, returned mutuels of $13.20, $6.20 and $3.60 and increased her career earnings to $48,928 with her first win in five lifetime starts.
Ocean Bertie paid $5.40 and $3 in the place position and Cherishd Obsession returned $2.60 to show.
Stoneway Farm’s Play Soleil set the early fractions of 24.47 and 48.63 before tiring.
Racing resumes Wednesday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.
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