03/21/2005 12:00AM

Fair Grounds: Maiden wins Sales Stakes

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Pressed ($29.60), the less-heralded part of an uncoupled entry for trainer Eddie Johnston, drew off to a three-length victory in the $73,000 Fair Grounds Sales Stakes.

Pressed, a maiden who had made three of his previous four starts on turf, looped the field on the far turn and overtook stablemate Catquit, the 2-1 favorite in the field of 10, in midstretch.