09/22/2012 6:31PM

Louisiana Downs: Look At the Time romps in Erwin


Look At the Time relished the return to turf Saturday at Louisiana Downs, when he rolled to a 5 1/2-length win in the $150,000 A.L. "Red" Erwin. The race was one of six restricted stakes on the annual Southern Showcase card worth more than $600,000.

Look At the Time ($2.80) raced in fifth in the early stages of the Erwin, a one-mile race for 3-year-olds bred in Louisiana, as Chef Scott led the field through an opening six furlongs in 1:14.49. Look At the Time moved to the fore into the stretch and then separated himself from his rivals while going on to cover the distance on firm ground in 1:38.51.

Corey Lanerie rode Look At the Time for Hooties Racing and trainer Dwight Viator.

The Erwin was just the third start on turf for Look At the Time, who came into the race off a fifth-place finish in the $75,000 Louisiana Cup Derby on the main track at Louisiana Downs. In his other turf starts, Look At the Time won the $60,000 Gentilly at Fair Grounds in February and finished a close fifth in the Grade 2 American Turf at Churchill Downs in May.

** Lanerie, in town to ride Look At the Time, won another stakes earlier on the card when he guided Best of Birdstone to a debut win in the $50,000 Razorback Futurity for 2-year-olds bred in Arkansas. The horse closed from seventh for a 2 3/4-length win over Rock City Roadhog. It was another half-length back in third to Brandon's Way. Best of Birdstone ($13.60) covered six furlongs on a fast track in 1:11.92. Donnie Von Hemel trains the horse for breeder Richard P. Hogue Jr.

** In the $50,000 Lady Razorback Futurity for 2-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas, first-time starter Ile St. Molly led throughout for a 7 1/4-length win over Sashabye. It was another 6 1/4 lengths back in third to Good Night, the stronger half of a 2-5 entry. Ile St. Molly ($12.80) covered six furlongs in 1:10.77. Carlos Gonzalez was aboard for Woody Juels and trainer Jorge Lara.

** Palmy Bay ($2.60) picked up his second straight stakes win of the meet in dominant fashion, when he drew out to a 12 1/4-length win in the $100,000 colts and geldings division of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds. He won over Kwik n' Smokey, covering seven furlongs in 1:23.94. Richard Eramia rode Palmy Bay for Steve and Patricia Roe and trainer Patrick Mouton. Last month, the horse won the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile.

** In the $100,000 fillies division of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds, I Dare U Em rolled to a front-running, two-length win over Blanco Canyon. I Dare U Em ($3.40) covered seven furlongs in 1:25.25. Mark Guidry was aboard for Jeff Quebedeaux and trainer Brett Brinkman.

** Osi Posse ($9.60) won her third consecutive race when she held off Blessed Immaculata by three-quarters of a length in the $150,000 Elge Rasberry for 3-year-old fillies bred in Louisiana. She stalked the pace in third, took up the chase on the final turn, then overtook leader Thar She Blows in the stretch to cover the mile on turf in 1:38.61. John Jacinto was aboard for Mike Murrah and Jack B. Wright and trainer Steven Duke.