03/14/2011 3:55PM

Fair Grounds: Turf fair, dirt fair

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Royal Ago closed from the back of the pack to win race 2 , a 5.5-furlong turf-sprint claimer, and in just-completed race 5, American Effect led from start to finish in a two-turn La-bred turf maiden, so I'd say the grass course doesn't have a bias. American Effect figured as a brother to one-time La-bred grass standout Mr. Sulu, and this was his first time trying two turns on grass. Big favorite Old Bushmill could make little stretch progress on winner and checked in second.

Times in an average range on dirt, with no apparent bias at play.