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Class Relief Helps Title Ready Win Louisiana
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Class Relief Helps Title Ready Win Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Charles Fipke homebred Title Ready took full advantage of the class reilef to win Saturday’s $125,000 Louisiana Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds.

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Trained by Dallas Stewart, Title Ready broke from post 6 under Brian Hernandez Jr. at 5/1 odds and settled into a mid-pack position heading into the clubhouse turn.

Blackberry Wine went straight to the lead and slothed his way through opening fractions of :25.28, :49.53, and 1:13.91 while Grand Luwegee and the 2/1 favorite Wells Bayou gave closest watch.

Blackberry Wine began pulling away when let loose at the top of the stretch, but he hit a wall halfway home that allowed Title Ready to range up and soon sweep past.

Title Ready drew off to win the 1 1/16-mile fast dirt route by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:44.27.

Blackberry Wine remained 2 lengths ahead of Wells Bayou, who was returning from a 9-month layoff.

SonnemanSilver ProspectorCaptivating Moon, and Grand Luwegee completed the order of finish.

Indimaaaj and My Boy Jack were scratched.

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Title Ready’s win was his first at the stakes level and came after finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and 10th in the Clark Stakes (G1). The 6-year-old intact son of More Than Ready improved his record to 25-5-6-4 with $656,680 earned.

Title Ready returned $13 to win, $5.40 to place, and $3.60 to show. Blackberry Wine brought back $5.40 to place and $3.80 to show, while Wells Bayou paid $3.40 to show.

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