Small Kitchen’s margin of victory at the wire was 7 1/4-lengths in the allowance and $50,000 optional claiming affair that was restricted to sophomore fillies and contested at six furlongs on the main track.
Vinery Stables’ Diamante de Fuego finished second, paying $3.40 and $3 while Michael Schroeck’s Banded was third, two lengths farther back for a $4.40 to show return.
Napravnik just missed tying the Fair Grounds record of six winners on a card. Her mount in the day’s last race finished a fast-closing second and could not get past the longshot 62-1 winner, Wedding Slippers. The record of six in a day is shared by several riders across the track’s 140-year history.
Racing resumes Thursday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 12:40 p.m.