Worlds On High Takes Magnolia Stakes

Un D Niable wins Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes on same card.

February 9, 2013

Kris Locklear’s Worlds On High overcame a three-wide trip from the seven post to capture Saturday’s $35,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) going 870 yards at Louisiana Downs. The 7-year-old gelded son of Game Patriot picked up his first career stakes win in the Louisiana-bred event and held on by a head with a clocking of :45.944. Alfonso Lujan rode for trainer Vann Haywood.

Sent off at odds of 9-1, Worlds On High spend the first 36 races of his career on the straightaway until going around the turn for the first time in December. He finished third in an allowance race at Evangeline Downs and then finished third again at the same level last time out at Louisiana Downs. This win was worth $21,000 and pushed his career bankroll to $171,623 with a record of 39-9-11-5. Don Ming bred the new stakes winner out of the On A High mare Sissyisonahigh.

Kellie Hebert’s Mr Fallen Angel, an 870-yard stakes winner last year at Evangeline and the 8-5 favorite, closed strongly but could not get past Worlds On High. Eight-time stakes winner Slinkys Fortune, who won the Magnolia in 2009 and 2012, got up for third.

Also on the card, Carlos Lozano and Abel Flores’ Un D Niable, a gelding by Jet Black Patriot, prevailed by a neck in the $45,944 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes for state-breds. The 3-year-old broke sharply under jockey John Hamilton and hit the wire in :17.725 for 350 yards as the 5-2 favorite. Kenneth Roberts Sr. trains Un D Niable, who earned his first career win in the race and pushed his career bankroll over $25,000.

Un D Niable was bred by Daniel Trahan out of the Dash For Cash mare Real Or Imagine. The mare finished last in her one and only start on the track, but as a broodmare she has produced four stakes winners and the earners of more than $600,000. Because of its conditions, the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes is not a recognized stakes event.

Jet Black Delta, also by Jet Black Patriot, finished a clear second with Cosino Winner in third.