02/01/2012 5:01PM

Fair Grounds: Daisy Devine back to work

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Lynn Roberts
Daisy Devine, with James Graham up, wins the Pago Hop.

Daisy Devine, one of the top older females stabled in New Orleans this winter, is back on a steady work pattern after missing a little time, and is on course to race Feb. 21 in the Mardi Gras Stakes, trainer Andrew McKeever said Wednesday.

Daisy Devine ran her career turf record to 2 for 2 with a dominant win in the Nov. 26 Pago Hop, but until she returned to the work tab on Jan. 16, the filly hadn’t posted a timed workout since that start.

“She came up with a little hiccup, but it was nothing to worry about,” McKeever said. “We just sat chilly for a couple weeks, and everything is perfect.”

While Daisy Devine will remain on turf in the Mardi Gras, she won the Fair Grounds Oaks on dirt last spring and is the rare horse capable of carrying her best form between surfaces. Purchased for $5,500 by owner James Miller, Daisy Devine has earned $533,349.