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Politically Corrupt Headlines Delta’s Miss Polly Classic


Politically Corrupt drew post 7 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JUNE 22, 2017—Politically Corrupt, a 4-year-old Apollitical Jess gelding owned by Double H Racing Investments LLC, drew post 7 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

Politically Corrupt will be shortening in distance off of his neck victory in the 440-yard, $50,000 Sam Houston Classic Stakes (G2) on May 13. Cipriano Vidana will ride the gelding for trainer Jose Sanchez.

Brave Heart Won, a 4-year-old son of Apollitical Jess owned by Dwayne Saucier and trainer Michael Taylor, drew post 5 and will be ridden by John Hamilton. The gelding will be making his second start of the season, off of a sophomore campaign during which he ran third in both the 440-yard, $2.415-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, and 440-yard, $363,000 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

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

  1. String Bet (Alfonso Lujan)
  2. Senator Tamale (Noe Castaneda)
  3. Tlc Dale (Manuel Gutierrez)
  4. Double Down (Damian Martinez)
  5. Brave Heart Won (John Hamilton)
  6. Jess Bein The Hero (Santiago Mendez)
  7. Politically Corrupt (Cipriano Vidana)
  8. Cobalt Creek (Gilbert Ortiz).

The Miss Polly Classic, and all Delta Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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