07/22/2005 11:00PM

Louisiana Downs: Sixteen Grand still perfect


Sixteen Grand improved her record to 2 for 2, finishing strongly under leading rider John Jacinto to capture the $50,000 Southern Belle Stakes for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies at Louisiana Downs. Tortuga Flats finished second with 6-5 favorite Kourtneysfirst third.

Jacinto placed Sixteen Grand ($8.40) three wide and with the pace early in the 5 1/2-furlong sprint before asking for some run when straightening for home. She responded well and drew clear by almost two lengths in a time of 1:05.64 over a fast strip.

Sixteen Grand is trained by Larry Robideaux Jr. for Buzzard Luck Racing Stable and was the second of three winners that Robideaux sent out on the card.