12/18/2010 6:46PM

Fair Grounds: Saturday chalkfest

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Eight races in the Saturday books, five favorites home.

The pace in the Letellier was insane. I thought Fastation would lead all the way, but she wound up scoring from at least 10 lengths off the early leader. That was one Asmussen favorite, the other being well-bet comebacker Heavenly Chorus in race 1.

Country Flavor, however, was not one of those chalks, and just won the Tenacious at $24.40 for Greg Geier / Shane Sellers. Country Flavor does like Fair Grounds, but he's an allowance horse, and this essentially was an allowance race.