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Hes Innocent Headlines Evangeline’s De Saix Stakes


Firecracker Futurity(G2) winner Hes Innocentwill risk his perfect record in Friday’s 330-yard, $25,000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-olds at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2020—Hes Innocent, an undefeated son of Hes Relentless owned by Priscilla Rodriguez, will risk his perfect record in Friday’s 330-yard, $25,000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-olds at Evangeline Downs.

Hes Innocent earned $196,208 from three races at Evangeline Downs last summer, and his three wins included a neck victory in the 350-yard, $371,000 Firecracker Futurity (G2) on August 15. A $22,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the brown colt drew the rail post and will be ridden by Everardo Rodriguez for trainer Martin Trejo.

Guillermo Herrera’s D Cosmic Cartel drew post 9 and will be ridden by Juan Garcia for trainer Jose D. Barron. The black son of The Louisiana Cartel is coming off of a second-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner One Incredible Hock, in the 350-yard, $221,000 Texas QHA Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park on August 29.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Hes Innocent (Everardo Rodriguez)
  2. He B Swift (David Alvarez)
  3. Runaway Fast Dash (Antonio Alberto)
  4. Toastintrescorona (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  5. Boxcar (Eddie Sanchez)
  6. Jettin Cartel (Juan M. Torres)
  7. Carbonero Train (Noe Castaneda)
  8. Five Crazy Bars (J.R. Ramirez)
  9. D Cosmic Cartel (Juan I. Garcia)
  10. Lrh La Woman (Bobby Ransom)

All Evangeline Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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