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Optimizer heads Muniz Handicap

Updated: March 28, 2013, 11:18 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Bloodhorse

There's no doubt Optimizer has been a different horse since Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas moved him to grass -- the grass at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in particular.

The 4-year-old son of English Channel has handily won two graded stakes, the Feb. 23 Fair Grounds Handicap and the Jan. 26 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap, and streaks into the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap against nine others March 30 with a five-for-10 record on the turf.

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