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Saturday, February 02, 2013 |
Smoke Glacken's 3-year-old filly Cor Cor racked up her second career stakes win Saturday with a stylish 4 1/4-length score in the inaugural Battle of New Orleans S. over the Fair Grounds turf course (VIDEO).

Cor Cor is Smoke Glacken second stakes winner of 2013, with both coming at Fair Grounds. On Jan. 26, Delaunay took the $75,000 F. W. Gaudin Memorial by the exact same margin as Cor Cor's win Saturday.

Racing on grass for the first time in her career, Cor Cor zipped out of the gate to a length and a half lead after a quarter mile. The bay filly continued to pour it on around the turn and into the stretch, coming home an easy winner in 1:04.86 for the about 5 1/2-furlong distance on a yielding course.

“She won, so I’m happy,” said trainer Joan Scott. “I felt it was the right spot for her to come over here for this race. Now I can go out and celebrate in New Orleans tonight before I head back to Florida tomorrow morning.”

“I’ve watched her replays and she is one of the quickest horses out of the gate that I’ve ridden,” winning rider Rosie Napravnik said. “She handled the turf well and she ran a big race.”

Cor Cor was coming off a runner-up finish in Gulfstream Park's Grade 3 Old Hat S. on New Year’s Day after winning Tampa’s $68,000 Sandpiper S. before that. The Florida-bred filly increased her career earnings to $135,800 with her third win – but first on turf – from four lifetime trips to the post.

“It’s kind of nice that she was able to win on the turf today,” added Scott. “It gives us another set of options in the future. However, I do think we’ll keep her going short.”

Scott conditions Cor Cor for co-owners Steve Ballou and Hariett Waldron.