08/06/2011 5:33PM

Louisiana Downs: Hargrave likes potential pace setup for Category Seven


Category Seven will take on males in the $50,000 Barksdale, which goes as the 10th race Saturday. She comes into the mile and a sixteenth turf race off a runner-up finish in the $50,000 Matron at Evangeline Downs on July 23. Category Seven will break from post 10 on Saturday. 

“It looks like there’s a lot of speed in the race,” said Kenny Hargrave, who trains Category Seven for James Perron. “All the jock has to do is sit and wait.”

Category Seven has used her strong kick to win 14 of 49 starts, including the $50,000 Shiskabob over males last meet at Louisiana Downs. The Barksdale is expected to serve as her springboard to the $100,000 River Cities on the Super Derby undercard Sept. 10.