Charlotte Musgrave's Diamond Tycoon, far back for most of the way, came charging down the center of the racetrack under Julien Leparoux to take the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7.
- Bay Horse
- Born 2004
- KY -Bred
|Jockey||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Breeder||W. S. Farish, Mansell Stables L.C. & Edmund Odette|
|Diamond Tycoon View Five-Cross Pedigree||Johannesburg||Hennessy|
|Palacoona (FR)||Last Tycoon (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||McKeever St. Lawrance||Lane's End, agent||$55,000|
|Two-year-old||Blandford Bloodstock||Trickledown Stud||$65,430|
The field that has passed the entry box for the Feb. 7 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) makes for an intriguing handicapping puzzle. The cast, which is about evenly split with horses making their first start off a layoff and those with some recent Fair Grounds experience, is long on back class, but a bit light on early pace.