The 3-year-old filly by Entepreneur, trained by Mike Burgess and ridden by Curt Bourque, paid $13.80, 5.80 and $4.60. In her fourth win from 11 starts, Careless Rapture managed the “good” going over the Stall-Wilson turf course in 1:42.52 and increased her earnings to $118,560.
Stewart Madison’s Sister Ticket, a half to Grade I-winning Louisiana-bred Happy Ticket, set the early fractions of 25.80 and 51.92 before tiring to finish ninth.
Earlier on the program, Mike Rutherford’s Barton Springs established herself as one to watch on the road to the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks. Making her second start, the Fusaichi Pegasus filly won the seventh race, a competitive maiden special weight at six furlongs, by three-quarters of a length with Jamie Theriot aboard for trainer Bret Calhoun.
Following a four-day holiday break, racing resumes Saturday at Fair Grounds with an 11-race program, highlighted by the $60,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap, as well as the return of Grade I Blue Grass winner General Quarters, making his first start since the Preakness. First post on Saturday is 12:30 p.m.