Wednesday, February 22 2012


Daisy Devine Trumps ‘Queen’ in Mardi Gras Handicap


NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, February 21, 2012) – James Miller’s Daisy Devine, cleverly ridden by Irish-born jockey James Graham, took advantage of a short field and a temporary rail set 22 feet away from its inside position that left Clark Brewster’s odds-on favorite Cherokee Queen somewhat tactically challenged and was able to draw off late for a 2 1/2-length tally in Fat Tuesday’s featured $75,000 Mardi Gras Handicap for older fillies and mares over Fair Grounds’ yielding Stall-Wilson turf course.

“I thought this was the perfect set-up,” said Daisy Devine’s Irish-born winning trainer Andy McKeever. “With the rail being out it is more conducive to speed.”





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