Mar 18, 2005
High Limit cruises in Louisiana Derby
By: SPORTS NETWORK
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - High Limit cruised to a four-length win
in Saturday's $600,000 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. It was the
three- year-old's first race since October.
With regular rider Ramon Dominguez aboard, High Limit took the lead in the
1 1/16 mile race shortly after the start. The colt controlled the pace in his first
attempt in a stakes race.
Prompting the pace behind High Limit was Vicarage, Storm Surge and
Kansas City Boy. The first three in running order did not change position up the
backstretch and around the turn. At the top of the stretch, High Limit continued
his advantage and went on to his first win of 2005.
Finishing second was Vicarage, followed by Storm Surge and Wallstreet Scandal
in the field of nine. Completing the order of finish was Real Dandy, Scipion,
Kansas City Boy, Sort It Out and Indy Storm.
The time for the Louisiana Derby was 1:42.74.
High Limit came into the Louisiana Derby with a lot of publicity off his two easy
wins last year at Delaware Park. High Limit is owned by Gary and Mary West
and trained by Bobby Frankel. The win was worth $360,000 and brought
High Limit's career earnings to just over $400,000.
High Limit returned $7.20, $6.20 and $4.40. Vicarage paid $16.80 and $9.80,
and Storm Surge paid $4.80 for show.
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