Risen Star Result: Mucho Macho Man holds off Santiva

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.  

Fractions:

1/4: 24.67
1/2: 49.24
3/4: 1:13.65
Mile: 1:37.77
Finish: 1:43.98

Mucho Macho Man's internal splits were as follows:

¼: 24.84
½: 24.66
¾: 24.16
Final: 30.33

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.  

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