Efren Loza Jr. trainee Look Into My Eyes (City Zip – Burnished Miss by Wild Again) (15-8-3-1) $267,560 shines in the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle Stakes at Evangeline Racetrack.
Hernandez was back in the winner’s circle following the Mademoiselle, when Look Into My Eyes finished with good energy to win the 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares in a swift 1:03.04.
“The main part was to break and get position,” Hernandez said.
Look Into My Eyes ($11) got a good start and stalked a hot pace from the rail, as Overthegardengate set pressured fractions of 21.91 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.88 for the half-mile. Look Into My Eyes angled out on the turn, ran down the leaders in the stretch and continued motoring home. The win came in her first start since December.
“We decided to give her a little time off,” winning trainer Efren Loza Jr. said.
Look Into My Eyes races for Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti. She won the third stakes race of her career Saturday. Look Into My Eyes is a daughter of City Zip.