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Cigar Street readies for La Derby

Trainer Steve Margolis breezed Jake Ballis's Cigar Street five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Sunday morning over the fast dirt at Fair Grounds and shortly thereafter pronounced the colt ready to compete in next Sunday's Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby.

"We're good (for the local Derby)," Margolis said of the lightly raced son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense shortly after Sunday's move. "He pulled up good and everything is fine, now."

Cigar Street, who broke his maiden by 13 3/4 lengths on March 10 at Fair Grounds, was timed in partial early splits of :12 3/5 and :49 4/5 Sunday and Margolis timed him galloping out six furlongs in 1:15 and change.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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