Sunday, January 22 2012

Mr. Bowling Rolls in Lecomte, Thiskyhasnolimit Takes Louisiana ‘Cap, Inspired Wires Pan Zareta

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, January 21, 2012) – Giving trainer Larry Jones his second victory in Saturday’s two stakes restricted to sophomores, Brereton Jones’s Mr. Bowling rallied from just behind the early leaders to gain the advantage in upper stretch and then withstood a late bid by Zayat Stables’ Z Dager and capture the 68th running of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes by a head on the New Orleans oval’s Road to the Derby Kickoff Day.

After winning Saturday’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes for 3-year-old fillies with Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can earlier in the afternoon, Jones saddled Mr. Bowling to win the Lecomte, first leg of Fair Grounds’ three-race series for sophomores with designs on a Triple Crown campaign later this spring.

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