07/30/2013 12:29PM

Behindatthebar represented by first winner


Grade 2 winner and Louisiana freshman sire Behindatthebar was represented by his first winner on July 27, as Miss Monroe broke through with a victory in her third career start at Louisiana Downs.

Miss Monroe broke well but was shuffled back to seventh in the early going, advanced to be third into the stretch, and prevailed by a length under Nicasio Gonzales, finishing the five-furlong maiden special weight in 1:00.13 (50 Beyer Speed Figure). The 2-year-old filly, trained by Ronnie Ward for breeders Darlene and Jeff Wahman, is out of the Commendable mare Really Roan.

Behindatthebar, an 8-year-old son of Forest Wildcat out of the Grade 3-placed winning Runaway Groom mare Rhiana, won three of five career starts and was worse than second only once, bankrolling $277,100. He captured the Grade 2 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland Race Course in his final career start.

Behindatthebar, who stands at Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La., has 27 2-year-olds in his first crop.