10/03/2009 12:00AM

Speed dominates at Louisiana Downs


Speed ruled at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, with front-runners sweeping all four of the juvenile stakes run on the penultimate card of the meet. Purses for the races, which were all restricted sprints, totaled $300,000.

The wire jobs began in the first of the four stakes, when Pass It Down ($39.90) led throughout to win her maiden in the $100,000 fillies division of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes. Among those left in her wake was heavy favorite Happyfromthegitgo, a multiple stakes winner who finished fourth. Pass It Down won by 2 3/4 lengths and covered seven furlongs on a track rated fast in 1:24.39.

Ramsey Zimmerman rode Pass It Down for Stanley Seelig and trainer Patrick Mouton.

The speed fest continued in the $100,000 colts and geldings division of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes when Red Rally ($3.60), who was with the pace throughout, drew out by 9 1/2 lengths. A half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Premium Tap, he covered the seven furlongs in 1:23.87. Red Rally races for the partnership of trainer Merrill Scherer, Dan Lynch and Ken Sentel. Francisco Torres was aboard Red Rally.

Torres also guided Comedero ($4.20) to a wire-to-wire win in the $50,000 Razorback for Arkansas-breds. Comedero, who in his only other start won a maiden special weight race at Louisiana Downs by 12 lengths, covered six furlongs in 1:11.24. He won the Razorback by 4 1/2 lengths over Brassy Boy, who invaded off a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs. Morris Nicks trains Comedero for Burning Sands Stable.

First-time starter Storming Suzy ($40.40) accounted for the $50,000 Lady Razorback for Arkansas-bred fillies, taking the lead and never looking back for a three-length win. She covered six furlongs in 1:13.14. Juan Larrosa was aboard for William Ward and trainer William Hornsby.