Pacific Pink Looms Large in $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes
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On Saturday at Fair Grounds, the popular Louisiana Champions Day card will continue with the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes. Restricted to fillies and mares bred in Louisiana, the mile and a sixteenth contest has attracted a field of six.
Pacific Pink tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Edward Johnson. A three-year-old daughter of Private Vow, the dark bay filly has been on the board in all nine starts and is a five-time winner. She is a multiple stakes winner against state-bred competition and was last seen winning the Elge Raspberry Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Robby Albarado will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position three.
Heatseeker Sharon looking for second stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Heatseeker Sharon for trainer Frank Leggio. A four-year-old daughter of Heatseeker (IRE), the chestnut filly has won four of her seventeen starts and has seven runner-up finishes to her credit. She has one stakes victory which came in July at Evangeline in the Louisiana Legends Distaff Stakes. Colby Hernandez will be in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Aliana trying for first black type score
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Aliana for trainer Morris Nicks. A five-year-old daughter of Majestic Warrior, she has been on the board in thirteen of her sixteen outings and is a four-time winner. She will be trying to earn her first black type victory and was last seen finishing second in an allowance race at Fair Grounds. Patrick Valenzuela will be aboard and they will break from post position five.