08/06/2011 6:05PM

Louisiana Downs: Nicks talks Brentwood Bullet layoff


Brentwood Bullet will have to overcome a more than two-month layoff in the 10th race, the $50,000 Barksdale, but that might not work against the Morris Nicks-trained runner. The race Saturday will be his first since May 19, when he won a $40,000 optional claiming allowance at Louisiana Downs.

“If you noticed when he won here it had been like two months since he ran,” said Nicks. “He runs big fresh.”

But the time off leading up to the Barksdale was not necessarily by design, said Nicks.

“I had entered him twice and the races didn’t go. So, there was no reason for not running. It could be to his benefit. He’s a 6-year-old. He runs good fresh.”

Nicks has been on fire this meet, winning at a better than 33 percent clip at Louisiana Downs.