07/22/2008 11:00PM

Anything But Quiet seeks rebound


Friday night's $36,000 optional-claiming feature carries a big purse and has attracted some big hitters, giving the six-furlong dash for Louisiana-breds a distinctive stakes flavor. No fewer than five of the eight fillies and mares were last seen on the $1 million Louisiana Legends program here earlier this month.

Anything But Quiet, an even fourth in the $100,000 Pierre LeBlanc on Legends Night, appears poised to take the biggest step forward Friday night. The Victor Arceneaux trainee was making her first start since a second-place performance in the Powder Doll Stakes at Louisiana Downs on May 17. The LeBlanc was the first time she had not been involved in the trifecta in four local starts. Billy Patin will once again be in the saddle.

Kookie Storm, second in the Gene Norman Memorial on Legends Night, is a winner of 3 of her 8 local starts and will be trying six furlongs for the first time. Trained by Emile Schwandt, the Storm Day filly was the defending champ of the Norman and also may move forward Friday.

Marathon Mom, second at conditions similar to Friday's in her most recent start as the 9-5 favorite, will seek to make amends in just her second start of the year. Now trained by Troy Young, the 6-year-old Running Stag mare won 4 of 12 starts last year while competing in Northern California.