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Jet Black Presence Headlines Billy Montgomery Stakes

Evangeline Downs will the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) on Wednesday.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 30, 2017—Jet Black Presence, a 5-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot owned by Charles J. Boudreaux Jr., is one of eight Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Wednesday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Jet Black Presence is coming off of a third-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Shez The Bomb, in the 350-yard, $40,000 Audubon Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds on August 19. The mare has earned $27,600 from four starts this season, all in Louisiana.

Jet Black Presence drew the rail post and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

The Billy Montgomery Stakes is restricted to state-bred fillies and mares who have not won a stakes race. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Jet Black Presence (Donald Watson), 3-1
  2. La Mos Corona (Floriberto Maldonado), 6-1
  3. Sassy Chic 3341 (Alfonso Lujan), 6-1
  4. Ms Beauty Betty (Damian Martinez), 4-1
  5. Punctuality (David Alvarez), 5-2
  6. Jetz A Streakin (Everardo Rodriguez), 10-1
  7. Fast Dash Chicks (Rolando Cabrera), 8-1
  8. RCV Sheza Classydash (Santiago Mendez), 15-1

The Billy Montgomery Stakes, and all Evangeline Downs races, can be seen at

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