With the trainers championship at Fair Grounds going down to the wire, Mike Stidham consolidated his lead at the head of affairs with a fantastic victory today in the Costa Rising Stakes.
Owners Dare to Dream Stables’ Jockamo’s Song was given a peach of a ride by jockey Mitchell Murrill, sitting pretty on the heels of the leaders for most of the way before asserting himself down the stretch. Jockamo’s Song couldn’t have been handled any better by Stidham this winter – this was his third victory since November, and his second stake success having taken the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes last year.
With one day to go before the next trainer is crowned the newest King of New Orleans, Stidham sends out a crack squad of runners to make sure it’s him who walks away with all the (well deserving) accolades! Here’s a look at tomorrow’s entries:
New Orleans Lady – Race 3, Maiden Special Weight
Torcci – Race 4, Claiming $5,000
D. Shifflett – Race 5, Allowance Optional Claiming $50,000
Tiger Paw – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
Top Mention – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
Creeker’s Cat – Race 7, Allowance Optional Claiming $50,000
Bayago – Race 11, Starter Optional Claiming $10,000
La Bruna Forte – Race 11, Starter Optional Claiming $10,000
Carlientita – Race 14, Maiden Claiming $20,000