03/26/2016 3:27PM

Mizz Money turns tables on Cash Control

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The gray Mizz Money holds off Cash Control to win the New Orleans Ladies on Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS – When last they met five weeks ago on the Fair Grounds turf, Cash Control defeated Mizz Money in a photo.

But Mizz Money exacted sweet revenge Saturday when she outnodded Cash Control in an exciting conclusion to the $50,000 New Orleans Ladies on the Louisiana Derby undercard.

Both were always prominent in the 1 1/16-mile turf race, with Mizz Money and jockey Robby Albarado first to take over for the longshot front-runner La Majestique. By the furlong pole, Cash Control and Shaun Bridgmohan had drawn virtually even to Mizz Money's outside, and they staged a fierce duel to the wire, with Mizz Money narrowly holding on. Mexican Miss was third in a field of eight fillies and mares.

Mizz Money returned $8.40 as second choice after finishing in 1:42.69 over a firm course.

Mizz Money, bred and owned by LTB Inc. and Hillerich Racing, is a gray 4-year-old filly trained by Bernie Flint.

The New Orleans Ladies, once a graded dirt race contested by the likes of Rachel Alexandra and Havre de Grace, now is a mere overnight event on turf.  This renewal lost its morning-line favorite when Tuttipaesi was scratched in favor of the Grade 2 Santa Ana at Santa Anita.