Forte too strong at Delta Downs

Mike Stidham’s La Bruna Forte proved head and shoulders above the opposition at Delta Downs yesterday when disposing of her rivals in tidy fashion under jockey Gererd Melancon.

La Bruna Forte has only been out of the frame three times in 12 starts, and the ultra-consistent filly was at the top of her game this time round, stalking the leaders for much of the race before turning on the heat down the stretch. Owned by Empyrean Stables and out of the imperious Big Brown, La Bruna Forte can now step up with this win under her belt.

A quiet week for the Stidham barn precedes a quiet weekend, with only three runners scheduled to go to post at Fair Grounds: Holiday Touch today, and Livin for Love and Fancy Ticket tomorrow.

Don’t forget to check back in next week for a roundup of the weekend action.

dan

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