Louisiana Cup Distaff
Louisiana Downs, 8-3-19, 8.5 furlongs (turf)
3YO and Upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred, Fillies and Mares, $50,000
Breeder: J. Adcock & Montgomery Equine Center
Owner: Baronne Farms, LLC
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez
Star Guitar–Bermuda Bride
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz
Bellamy Road–Cajun Candy
Breeder: Cypress Bend Farm
Owner: Ralph Dore and Keith Gautreau
Trainer: Ralph J. Dore
Jockey: Aubrie Green
Seven accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares took to the Franks Turf Course for the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Distaff. It shaped up to be another test between defending champion Bermuda Star and Is Too, and the two talented mares did not disappoint.
The victory went to Is Too, a 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, owned by Barrone Farms LLC, and rider Colby Hernandez in a final time of 1:42.21.
Assistant trainer Bobby Felks, saddled for trainer Ed Johnston and had tremendous admiration for the talented mare.
“We campaigned Pacific Pink (earner of over $730,000) and she was so easy,” said Felks. ‘This mare can be kind of mean and had never run here before. She’s better on the turf that main track; ran a very good race today.”
Is Too ($3.40) won her sixth race from 15 starts and has now won $187.40. Felks said that she may take a break until Fair Grounds.
Bermuda Star, owned by Brittlyn Stable, Inc. completed the exacta with Diego Saenz aboard, followed by Bella Cajun and Thegrayspider.
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