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Wild Tycoon Puts Win Streak on Line in $53,595 Old South Derby

Wild Tycoon posted the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Derby during the May 2 trials.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 21, 2015—Wild Tycoon, a gelded son of Tempting Dash and the fastest qualifier, will risk his four-race win streak in Saturday’s 350-yard, $53,595 Old South Derby, one of two stakes scheduled at Delta Downs.

Racing for Rogelio Marquez Jr., who claimed the gelding for $10,000 at Evangeline Downs on December 13, Wild Tycoon is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the second of three trials on May 2. Wild Tycoon drew post 5 and will be ridden by David Alvarez in the Old South Derby final.

Jess A Rogue, a two-time stakes winner at the Hialeah Park winter meet, drew post 10 and will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan. Trey Ellis trains the homebred daughter of Heza Fast Dash for Ronald and Jeanell Menard’s Triple M Farms LLC. The complete lineup, in post-position order including jockey assignments--

  1. TM Dees Prize (Juan D. Marquez)
  2. Quite Riot (Floriberto Maldonado)
  3. TF Rowdy Lil Perry (Eddi Martinez)
  4. Jessjinging (Everardo Rodriguez)
  5. Wild Tycoon (David Alvarez)
  6. Wheres Mom (Donald Watson)
  7. Jess Caroline (Danny Lavergne)
  8. The Golden Bowl (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  9. Wild On Da Whiskey (John Hamilton)
  10. Jess A Rogue (Alfonso Lujan).

Vinton Stakes

Also on Saturday, a field of eight Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds has been entered in the 400-yard, $50,000 Vinton Stakes (R).

Joseph Landreneau’s Game, a gelded son of Game Patriot trained by Kelli Smith, will be seeking the first win of his sophomore season from post 3. Game is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign in which he won four of nine starts, including the $646,000 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) at Delta, and banked $505,994.

Antonio Alberto will ride Game in the Vinton Stakes.

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

  1. Embrujo Star (Donell Blake)
  2. Icanonlyimagine (Patrick Watson)
  3. Game (Antonio Alberto)
  4. Sheza Gamer (Armando Ramirez)
  5. JRS Mighty Matteo (David Alvarez)
  6. Firefly Fortune (Eddi Martinez)
  7. Dashacrossyourmind (Donald Watson)
  8. Louisiana Legends (Raul Ramirez Jr.).

All Delta Downs races can be seen at

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