Racing News

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.