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Fair Grounds Presents Stakes Doubleheader on Saturday


Shesa Diamond Diva is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 300-yard, $25,000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-olds at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 31, 2017—Cruz E. Nava’s Shesa Diamond Diva, a stakes-placed gray daughter of Struttin To Beduino, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 300-yard, $25,000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-olds at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

Shesa Diamond Diva is trained by Saul Ramirez Jr. and is coming off of a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Second Down Leaving, in the 350-yard, $50,000 Louisiana Juvenile Invitational Stakes (R) at Delta Downs on July 8. The filly drew post 2 and will be ridden by Eddie Sanchez.

Eye Am Sizzlin, a Sizzlin Cartel colt owned by M & D Racing Stables and trained by co-owner Levi Mays, drew post 6 and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera. Eye Am Sizzlin has earned $72,685 from six starts, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish, two lengths behind winner Dashnunder Afullmoon, in the 350-yard, $705,000 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs on July 8.

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

  1. Mr Coco Pilota (Alfonso Lujan)
  2. Shesa Diamond Diva (Eddie Sanchez)
  3. Lennys Cashandchrome (Noe Castaneda)
  4. Miss Tee Lajolla (Gilbert Ortiz)
  5. Sweet Caliente Royal (Gilbert Ortiz)
  6. Eye Am Sizzlin (Rolando Cabrera)
  7. Angiesprizedpatriot (Santiago Mendez)
  8. Kerrys Corona (Damian Martinez)
  9. Ancient Of Days (Donald Watson).

Also on Saturday, a full field of eight distance specialists has been entered in the 870-yard, $25,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes. B And G Fast Dash, the 8-5 morning-line favorite and defending champion, is coming off of a wire-to-wire, 3 1/2-length victory in the 870-yard, $50,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) at Delta Downs on July 8. The 5-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding drew post 4 and will be ridden by Donald Watson for Oscar Rohne’s and Mary Thompson’s Mo Racing and trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

All Fair Grounds races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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