09/10/2011 3:01PM

Louisiana Downs: Stakes action starting


The upcoming seventh race, the $100K Happy Ticket for 2-year-old fillies on turf, is the first of six consecutive stakes at Louisiana Downs. The program is headed by the Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby, which goes as the 11th.

The undefeated Exchanted opened up as the favorite for the Happy Ticket, but maiden winner My Gi Gi has also been getting good support. She goes for trainer Al Cates, who won a maiden special weight one race earlier, with firster Spartan. My Gi Gi is from a stakes-winning mare who has thrown two stakes-placed runners.