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Fastest Qualifier Zoomin Baby Draws Rail Post for $171,630 Firecracker Derby Final

Evangeline Downs Futurity winner Zoomin Baby will head the Firecracker Derby on Friday at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2015—Craig Lauger’s Zoomin Baby, a gray son of Jess Zoomin and the fastest qualifier, drew the rail post for Friday’s 400-yard, $171,630 Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs.

Zoomin Baby is coming off of a neck victory as the odds-on favorite in the first of three trials on June 12. The gelding has won five of seven races, including the December 20, $215,000 Evangeline Downs Futurity, and he has earned $127,398.

John Hamilton will ride Zoomin Baby for trainer Michael Taylor on Friday.

Other contenders include Volcoms Thunder, a gelded son of Volcom owned and trained by Raul Galvan. Volcoms Thunder brings a three-race win streak into this race that includes a victory in the 350-yard, $203,000 Sam Houston Derby (G3) on April 25.

Volcoms Thunder drew post 6 and will be ridden by Juan Marquez.

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

  1. Zoomin Baby (John Hamilton)
  2. Gagastoasttobliss (Patrick Watson)
  3. Ipolito (Everardo Rodriguez)
  4. Glimpse Of Dash (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  5. On The Wagon (Martin Rubalcava)
  6. Volcoms Thunder (Juan D. Marquez)
  7. Jess Dance (Eleazar Hernandez)
  8. Jess Shake A Leg (Antonio Alberto)
  9. TF Rowdy Lil Perry (David Alvarez)
  10. Wild On Da Whiskey (Alfonso Lujan).

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