05/22/2007 11:00PM

Indigo Girl rebounds in 2007


What a difference a year has made for Indigo Girl.

Included in her forgettable summer campaign of 2006 was a disappointing sixth-place performance in the Tellike Stakes as the 4-5 favorite. Last Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Leestown turned in a smashing performance in this season's edition of the six-furlong sprint for Louisiana-breds, kicking well clear down the stretch after setting the early pace, finishing in 1:09.17, within a fifth of a second of the track record of 1:08 4/5.

"She was not doing very well last year at this time," said trainer Sam Breaux. "We had shipped her over to Lone Star for a sprint stake on the turf. She had a really tough trip that day and with the heat and all, she really never got over it."

After being freshened, Indigo Girl returned to action in an allowance race at Sam Houston in mid-December and only a third-place finish in the Lagniappe Ladies Sprint at Fair Grounds in late March has blemished her otherwise perfect six races on the main track since. Her resurgence is bad news for the state-bred filly and mare sprint division as Breaux said Indigo Girl's immediate goal is the $100,000 Pierre LeBlanc Stakes here on Louisiana Legends night June 30. Breaux also said that the $100,000 Victoria Stakes for Louisiana-breds on Louisiana Downs Champions Day on July 21 remains a possibility.