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Delta Downs Derby Trials Draw 35 Louisiana-Bred Sophomores

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile winner Louisiana Jambalaya are among expected starters in Friday's Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 15, 2015—Louisiana Jambalaya and Jes A Fast Dasher are among the 35 Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials at Delta Downs.

A gray son of Jet Black Patriot, Louisiana Jambalaya races for Roderick and Mykelia Carter’s Carter’s Quarters LLC from the barn of trainer Justin Dehart. The colt will be making his first start since December 13, when he scored a head victory as the 2-1 favorite in the 350-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

Louisiana Jambalaya will be ridden by Lucas Constantin from post 2 in the last of four trials.

Jes A Fast Dasher is a homebred stakes-winning Heza Fast Dash gelding owned by Tony Doughtie and trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. Jes A Fast Dasher will be making his 3-year-old debut off of a 2-year-old campaign that included a second-place finish in the 400-yard, $1-million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Association Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs on November 29.

Constantin has been named to ride Jes A Fast Dasher from post 2 in the first heat.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday’s trials will meet in the $150,000-added Delta Downs Derby final on July 11.

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