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Tee Ray Returns in $47,242 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes Final

Fastest qualifier Tee Ray will head a full field in Saturday's $47,242 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 6, 2017—Benigno Sanchez Jr.’s Tee Ray, a gelded son of Tee Cos and the fastest qualifier, drew post 8 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $47,242 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes.

Tee Ray is coming off of a half-length victory as the 19-10 favorite in the third of five trials on January 21. The gelding has earned $18,330 from eight starts while racing exclusively in Louisiana.

Tee Ray will be ridden by Damian Martinez. His nine opponents include Black Ice, a 4-year-old Game Patriot gelding trained by Martin Trejo for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. Black Ice broke his maiden with a 1 1/4-length win in the last trial. J.R. Ramirez will ride Black Ice from the rail post.

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

  1. Black Ice (J.R. Ramirez)
  2. Nanas Leaving You (Alfonso Lujan)
  3. Dashin Illusively (Edgar Baca)
  4. Ojos de Angel (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  5. Bubba Mallard (John Hamilton)I
  6. Toast To Logan (David Alvarez)
  7. Fabiolas Glitter Jet (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  8. Tee Ray (Damian Martinez)
  9. One Sexy Mvp (Jose Sandoval)
  10. Grants Game (Floriberto Maldonado).

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