01/29/2011 6:05PM

Fair Grounds: Max Me Out wins Saturday co-feature


Granted, he was somewhat the victim of racing too far behind a slow pace, but so ends my fixation with Fast Alex, a horse I thought might be a significant dirt-route stakes player by meet's end. He just finished a distant third behind Max Me Out and Glenwood Canyon in race 7, a high-end, two-turn, main-track allowance, and though early splits of 25.32 and 48.85 helped pace-setting Max Me Out and hurt Fast Alex, FA should've made some sort of significant stretch bid were he truly a good horse. The good one, in fact, may be Max Me Out, who, despite the slow fractions, still managed to clock a meet-best 1:42.43 for one mile 70 yards. Two straight two-turn dirt wins for this 4yo, who battled back after being headed by Glenwood Canyon.