Good Deed wins Mardi Gras Stakes

NEW ORLEANS — Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Good Deed, winner of the Fair Grounds’ $48,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes in 2011 as a 2-year-old, returned to her winning ways on Fat Tuesday with a one-length victory in the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.

“She ran great,” winning rider Shaun Bridgmohan said. “I thought she’d run well today because she’s been training tremendously. (Trainer) Steve Margolis has done a great job bringing her back.”

Good Deed, a daughter of Broken Vow who had not run since finishing fifth in the Grade III Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs last June 12, returned $7.20, $4 and $3 and finished in 1:11.12 in the three-quarter mile race. She increased her career earnings to $201,143 with her fifth victory in nine lifetime starts.

Martin Racing Stable and Dan and Deb Morgan’s Beat the Blues paid $3.40 and $2.60, while finishing ahead of Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Ire, who returned $2.60.

Racing resumes Thursday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 1 p.m.