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Old South Futurity Headlines Saturday Stakes Doubleheader at Delta

Fastest qualifier Chicks Ivory will face a full field in Saturday’s 330-yard, $104,705 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 8, 2019—Ten 2-year-olds, topped by fastest qualifier Chicks Ivory House, have been entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $104,705 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

An Oklahoma-bred daughter of Ivory James trained by Wendy Garcia for owners Bill Manning and Steven Jordan, Chicks Ivory House broke her maiden with a three-quarter length victory in the sixth of eight Old South Futurity trials on April 20. The gray filly has earned $4,062 from two races.

Chicks Ivory House drew post 4 and will be ridden by Modesto Pina. Other contenders include Bobby D. Cox’s Apolitical Xpression, a homebred daughter of Freighttrain B trained by Kenneth Roberts. The gray filly has banked $11,684 from three races, and she was a finalist in the 300-yard, $254,070 Harrah’s Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs in March.

Apolitical Xpression drew post 9 and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

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

  1. Ivory Bones (Noe Castaneda)
  2. Chasin de Stars (John Hamilton)
  3. Locomotiv (David A. Alvarez)
  4. Chicks Ivory House (Modesto Pina)
  5. A Game Jess (Luciano Duenez)
  6. Worth A Google (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  7. Jess Worthy (Luis Vivanco)
  8. Dash Master Queen (Heriberto Aguilar)
  9. Apolitical Xpression (Donald Watson)
  10. Big Daddy Jewel (Randy Edison)

Also on Saturday, seven fillies and mares have been entered in the 350-yard, $25,000 Mother’s Day Stakes. Paragon Farms LLC’s Corona Carmelita, a daughter of Corona Cartel trained by Jimmy Padgett, will be making her 5-year-old season debut from the rail post. The mare has banked $44,418 from nine starts, and she was a finalist in the 2017 Ruidoso (G1) and Texas Classic Derby (G1). Cesar Esqueda will ride Corona Carmelita.

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