07/14/2013 10:12AM

Evangeline Downs: Smoke It Right wins Oak Hall Stakes


BOSSIER CITY, La. – Taking control from the start under Carlos Marquez, Smoke It Right cruised through the stretch to capture Saturday night’s $50,000 Oak Hall Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths at Evangeline Downs.

The favored Go Tiger Jack rallied from well back to finish second in the seven-furlong headliner, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of third-place runner Sweetsouthernmoon, with Brethren a neck farther back in fourth.

Trained by Benard Chatters, Smoke It Right ($10) set fractions of 23.20 seconds, 45.47, and 1:09.78 en route to a final clocking of 1:22.68 over a fast track. The 5-year-old Smoke Glacken gelding won for the seventh time in a dozen career starts and has earned $183,131 for Chatters and co-owner Rand Metoyer.