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Old South Futurity Trials, Louisiana Purchase Stakes Top Saturday Card at Delta Downs


Ten state-breds will faceoff in Saturday's $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—APRIL 17, 2019—Ten state-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

Armando Vasquez Rodriguez’s Fast Dashin Perry, a 3-year-old son of Ajs Fast Dash trained by Barbara Alcantara, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera. The runner-up to Heza Made Man in last year’s 400-yard, $40,000 LQHBA Million Juvenile Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs, the gelding has won four of his 10 races and has earned $49,190.

The Louisiana Purchase Stakes is restricted to horses who have not won a stakes race. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Spit In My Corona (Damian Martinez)
  2. Flamin Hot Fortune (Noe Castaneda)
  3. Little Toy Guns (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  4. Fast Dashin Perry (Rolando Cabrera)
  5. Jets Fast Dash (John Hamilton)
  6. Its What It Is (Jorge Linares)
  7. Mps Triple Zazoom (Rolando Pina)
  8. Lil Bro Big Streak (Noe Villatoro)
  9. Sizzlin On Da Bayou (Guadalupe Lucio Jr.)
  10. Game Overtime (Luis Vivanco)

Also on Saturday, 74 juveniles have been entered in eight 330-yard Old South Futurity trials.

Pop The Bubbly, a maiden-special-weight winner during the Louisiana Downs winter meet, drew post 6 and will be ridden by Donell Blake in the first heat. Trained by Trey Ellis for owner Todd Matte, Pop The Bubbly is a bay son of Furyofthewind and the winning Dash Ta Fame mare Champagne Fame.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the May 11, $25,000-added Old South Futurity final.

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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