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2012 Jean Lafitte and My Trusty Cat Stakes

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Madame Cactus wins the My Trusty Cat Stakes
Madame Cactus wins the 2012 My Trusty Cat Stakes

Madame Cactus wins the 2012 My Trusty Cat Stakes at Delta Downs.

© Steve Queen
October 19, 2012

The distaff counterpart to the Lafitte is the $150,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs on Friday, opening night of the Delta Downs meet. Madame Cactus, a maiden winner last out, was sent off as the 8-5 favorite in the field of 10 over 2-1 Cayllano off a fourth place finish in the Adirondack (G2), and 4-1 third choice Miss Goodthing, winner of the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies.

70-1 longest shot My Daughter's Song led through fractions of 22.87 and 47.85 while pressed by 13-1 Ile St. Molly and Cayllano. On the far turn, Cayllano moved up to gain a short lead through 5/8 in 1:13.92, but Madame Cactus, 4th early, easily passed the pacesetters to win by 2 lengths over late-running 16-1 Sittin at the Bar in 1:27.29. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Cayllano third.

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