02/04/2014 2:54PM

Fair Grounds: Warm Breeze must travel for next stakes


Warm Breeze clearly has found her calling as a dirt sprinter, and she jumped up from a first-level allowance victory on Dec. 28 to capture the $59,000 Happy Ticket, her stakes debut, on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Pacesetting Warm Breeze only held on to beat Same Cross by a nose in the six-furlong race, but the pair had more than nine lengths on third-place Ire, and Warm Breeze’s raw time of 1:10.33 produced a career-best and graded-stakes-class 97 Beyer Speed Figure.