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Cartels Fortune is Morning-Line Favorite for Gentilly Dash

Rodney Verret’s Cartels Fortune will make her next start in the $30,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 19, 2015—Rodney Verret’s Cartels Fortune drew post 5 for Saturday’s 250-yard, $30,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course.

A 4-year-old daughter of Carters Cartel trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Cartels Fortune will be making her first start since May 30, when she ran third, a head behind winner Oldsmobile Hill, in the 350-yard, $25,000 Develop A Plan Stakes at Delta Downs. The mare has earned $122,500 from 12 outs, and her seven wins include a nose victory in last year’s 400-yard, $126,000 Evangeline Downs Derby.

Cartels Fortune will be ridden by Patrick Watson.

Other contenders include Joan Rood’s Zoomin For Bugs, a 3-year-old son of Zoomin For Bux trained by Randy Hebert. The gelding has won his last three races, all at this 250-yard distance, including the July 11, $50,000 Flying Breed Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds at Delta Downs.

Zoomin For Bugs drew post 3 and will be ridden by Armando Ramirez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--

  1. Jess A Rogue (Alfonso Lujan), 10-1
  2. Lets Jess Do It (Saul Ramirez Jr.), 8-1
  3. Zoomin For Bugs (Armando Ramirez), 4-1
  4. RBD Jessaswingin (Martin Rubalcava), 10-1
  5. Cartels Fortune (Patrick Watson), 3-1
  6. Scoopies Leaving You (Donald Watson), 6-1
  7. Feisty Favorite (Randy Edison), 10-1
  8. Rosouti (David Alvarez), 5-1
  9. I Love This Dash (John Hamilton), 12-1
  10. Kerrys Special Crown (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 12-1.

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