Already this winter at Fair Grounds, Room to Finish has collected a stakes win and a big second in an open stakes, and she gets in one final assignment for the meet on Saturday in the Red Camelia Stakes.
The dark bay mare struggled on a very soft course last time, finishing off the board in the Albert M. Stall Stakes, with trainer Wayne Catalano concluding that she did not handle the surface. It was a rare dud: she has finished first or second in 18 of 22 career starts, including five wins and three seconds in 11 races at Fair Grounds.
Room to Finish will be racing in the Louisiana-bred ranks for the first time since she won the Ladies Turf on Lousiana Champions Day on December 12. That day’s second- and third-place finishers, Net a Bear and Offspring, are among her rivals Saturday.