09/09/2001 11:00PM

Louisiana: Norman dominates

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Leading trainer Cole Norman picked up his sixth stakes win of the meeting, sending out Tricky Storm ($5.20) to a sharp nine-length win in the $40,000 Minstrel Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

Ruling Star, also trained by Norman, finished second. Favored Nuclear Assembly chased Tricky Storm in vain for the first half-mile of the six-furlong race while attempting to get out in the turn then faded down the stretch to finish fourth.