09/09/2005 11:00PM

Louisiana Downs: She was 'Due'


Due to Win Again finished strongly after stalking the early pace and successfully defended her title in the $100,000 River Cities Breeders' Cup at Louisiana Downs. Chitchat Chitchat, the 6-5 favorite, turned in a late run to be second, followed by longshot Go Girlfriend Go.

Ridden by Guy Smith, Due to Win Again ($8.40) raced closest to pacesetter Slewpy's Storm, then put the early speed away and drew clear, having enough left to hold the runner-up safe at the wire by 1 1/2 lengths. The final time for 1 1/16 miles on firm turf was 1:42.40.

Due to Win Again is trained by Howard Scarberry for himself and his wife, Penny.