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I Am Valiant Headlines Evangeline Downs Derby Trials

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 10, 2020—Thirty-one sophomores, headed by graded stakes winner I Am Valiant, are entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Evangeline Downs Derby trials at Evangeline Downs.

A son of Valiant Hero trained by Alonso Neri for owner Oscar Rios Jr., I Am Valiant will be shortening in distance off of his upset victory in the 440-yard, $136,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) at Lone Star Park on September 27. The colt has earned $64,654 from six races this season.

I Am Valiant drew post 4 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr. in the last of four trials.

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