Saintly Look Heavenly in Sugar Bowl Stakes

Saintly Look closed from off the pace in spite of a speed-favoring Fair Grounds main track to win the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes Sunday by three-quarters of a length over Broke Again.

Ridden by Shane Sellers, Saintly Look prevailed in the final strides in a time of 1:10.38 for six furlongs. After taking a brief lead in the stretch, Broke Again held on for second, two lengths clear of Crowned King.

Owned by William Carl and trained by Dallas Stewart, Saintly Look returned $4.60, $2.60 and $2.20 as the favorite in the seven-horse field.

Saintly Look earned $45,000 for his first stakes win, which comes in his fourth career start. The 2-year-old son of Saint Ballado should get a chance to stretch out to two turns for his next start.

"We think this colt has a lot of potential and the plan is to stretch him out," Stewart said. "Shane was well placed and he showed what kind of horse he is in the lane."

(Chart, Equibase)