07/12/2009 12:00AM

Lou Lou Larue takes Lincoln's closing-day stakes


LINCOLN, Neb. - Lou Lou Larue remained the only 2-year-old stakes winner in Nebraska as the David Anderson-trained filly overcame a rough start to lead from start to finish in the $31,150 Capitol City Futurity on the closing-day card at Lincoln State Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Lou Lou Larue made her career debut in the State Fair Futurity here on June 27 with a 2 1/2-length win. She left no doubt who the best juvenile in the state is with a 2 1/2-length win under Damon Leeds on Sunday, holding her margin throughout under mild encouragement. She returned $2.80 as the heavy 2-5 favorite in the field of nine juveniles. Entrymate Cherishistheword checked in second, some 11 lengths ahead of the next finisher.

Lou Lou Larue covered the distance in 1:14 flat over a fast track while pushing her career bankroll well past $31,000 in her two stakes wins from as many starts.

The win came on the heels of Leeds's 1,000th career win in the sixth race aboard Craftmaster. The veteran rider had previously been recognized for reaching the milestone when including Quarter Horse wins, but Sunday's victory marked the milestone on Thoroughbreds. He tacked on a win in the ninth and final race of the season aboard Caller Blocked ($8.40) for his second riding triple in as many days.