07/04/2008 11:00PM

Longshots sweep divisions of futurity


OPELOUSSAS, La. - A pair of lightly regarded 2-year-olds, Shutupanddance and Not Grounded, scored upsets over heavy favorites trained by Steve Asmussen in Friday night's two divisions of the D.S. "Shine" Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

Shutupanddance ($18.80), trained by Stanley Roberts, led wire to wire for jockey Gerard Melancon to capture the $133,600 division for fillies by 1 3/4 lengths. Not Grounded ($25.20), trained by John Gelner, gunned to the front under Sylvester Carmouche Jr. and posted a 1 3/4-length win in the $128,600 division for colts and geldings.

The futurity highlighted a card featuring 11 stakes - all for Louisiana-breds - worth more than $1 million collectively.

Asmussen's entry of Lightlightlight and Aetta, sent off at 3-5 in the fillies division of the futurity, finished fourth and 11th. The Asmussen-trained Call West was fifth as the even-money favorite in the colts and geldings division.

In the other stakes:

* Coach Mike ($8.60) earned his third stakes win of the season when he defeated 8-5 favorite Smitty's Sunshine by 3 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Pierre LeBlanc for filly and mare sprinters.

* Curt Bourque guided Killing Me ($38.40) to a front-running 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Junius Delahoussaye for sprinters at 5 1/2 furlongs.

* Castle Berry Road ($21.20) rated kindly on the lead for Carlos Gonzalez to upset the $100,000 Pola Benoit at a mile and 70 yards.

* Francisco Torres picked up his 2,000th career win aboard Sammie Sam ($5.40) in the $100,000 James "Archie" Sebastien for fillies and mares going a mile and 70 yards.

* Howdie Ho ($3.20) lowered the track record for five furlongs to 56.73 seconds with an overpowering victory in the $50,000 Attaway Darbonne Starter Stakes.

* Kono ($17.40) scored by a length in the $50,000 Gene Norman Starter.

* My Pocket ($4) won the $50,000 Mervin Muniz Starter Stakes at a mile and 70 yards by 2 1/2 lengths.

* Superior Storm ($3.60) won her third stakes in a row and fifth in her last six starts for trainer Richard Jackson in the $75,000 Frank "Buddy" Abadie for 3-year-old fillies at a mile.

* Ide Like a Doctor ($3.20) dominated fellow 3-year-olds in the $75,000 B. B. "Sixty" Rayburn for trainer Byron Gilbert.