Trained by Wes Hawley, who was saddling his second winner of the day, Sheza Sexy A.P. paid $17.40, $7.40 and $3.60 while accomplishing the six-furlong distance over the track listed as “muddy” in 1:11.16. The accredited Louisiana-bred 2-year-old filly increased her career earnings to $50,700 with her second victory in five lifetime starts.
Merrill Scherer and Dan Lynch’s Oh Whata Holiday, who gained the advantage at the eighth pole, could not withstand the winner late but was easily second best, finishing four lengths to the good of favored Envoy’s Running, who made the pace with early splits of 21.82 and 45.85 before weakening in the lane.
Oh Whata Holiday paid $3.80 and $2.80 and Envoy’s Running returned $2.80 for the show.
Racing resumes Sunday for the ninth day of the Fair Grounds 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite. First post for the 10-race program is 12:30 p.m.