Mucho Macho Man used a long stretch drive to hold off Santiva in deep stretch to win the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Saturday afternoon. Machen, bet down from a morning line of 6/1 to 6/5 at post time, placed a disappointing fourth.
The Risen Star was a relatively paceless affair, with fractions on the middling to slow side.
Mucho Macho Man's internal splits were as follows:
Mucho Macho Man paid $9.20, $4.80 and $2.80. (Result Chart via DRF.com)
Santiva, Rogue Romance and Machen rounded out the top four spots.
The preliminary Beyer figure is out for the Risen Star; Mucho Macho Man earned a 94 for his winning effort. Other stakes on the card produced the following figures:
83: Kathmanblu (Rachel Alexandra Stakes)
99: Demarcation (Mineshaft)
94: Expansion (Fair Grounds Handicap)
Bind, the Claiborne Farm firster that destroyed a field of three-year-old colts in the third race on the Fair Grounds card, posted a 105 Beyer.