01/21/2016 4:10PM

Control Stake has speed edge over Clearly Now

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The old house that used to sit between Gentilly Boulevard and the east end of the Fair Grounds racing oval is gone, and now only a parking lot separates the racing surface and the road. If Fair Grounds officials so desired, they could construct a short chute to allow one-turn dirt races longer than six furlongs – but that’s not going to help Clearly Now in the featured ninth race on Saturday.

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