Monday, March 26 2012
Summer Applause Top Choice in Fair Grounds Oaks
NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 25, 2012) – Gillian Campbell, Greenwood Lodge Farm and R Group Management’s Summer Applause, heroine of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes in her last start Feb. 25, has been installed as a solid 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks Presented by Susan G. Komen, sister race to the coming weekend’s $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1.
As the showcase race for sophomore fillies each winter in New Orleans, four of the last seven Fair Grounds Oaks winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Oaks later in the spring during Kentucky Derby Week at Churchill Downs.
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