12/11/2010 5:36PM

Fair Grounds: Speed still holding


Well, jockey Jamie Theriot said it, not me: "This track is very speed biased." Guess Theriot would know. He just rode 18-1 Reyina to victory in the Champs Day Lassie, breaking from post 1 and leading all the way, barely holding on over 78-1 Sweet Ruston. Fractions were 21.94, 46.43 on the way to a slow six-furlong time of 1:12.23. That made three straight wire-to-wire winners in a row on this card. Have to consider that the track will be a factor the rest of the afternoon.