08/19/2001 11:00PM

Evangeline Downs: Two Punch Sunny


Kirk LeBlanc, who earlier in the day won three races at Louisiana Downs, capped off a big day Saturday by riding Two Punch Sunny to an upset win in the $75,000 Evangeline Mile at Evangeline Downs.

Oak Hall finished second, two lengths back, followed by the 9-10 favorite, Unrullah Bull, who could muster only a mild rally.

Two Punch Sunny pressured early leader White Star through an opening half-mile of 48.20 seconds before taking the lead into the far turn. He covered the distance in 1:38.80 over a fast track.

Trained by Robert Roussel, Two Punch Sonny won for the sixth time in 27 starts and avenged a three-length defeat at the hands of Oak Hall when he finished fourth in the Evangeline Sprint Championship on June 23. He paid $15.80 as the third choice in the field of eight.