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Eight Distance Specialists Entered in Delta’s Virgil Bond Stakes


Jw Who Dat will head a field of eight in Friday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Virgil Bond Stakes at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 28, 2019—Eight distance specialists, headed by Giovanni Barron’s JW Who Dat, have been entered in Friday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Virgil Bond Stakes at Delta Downs.

JW Who Dat will be making his first official start since February 2, when the 7-year-old gelded son of Agouti won the 870-yard, $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) for state-breds at Louisiana Downs. JW Who Dat drew post 6 and will be ridden by Antonio Alberto for trainer Alejandro Garza.

Other contenders include Paul Daigle’s Eton, a 4-year-old son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue who has won both of his starts at the 870 distance. Trained by Phillip Calais Jr., the gelding is coming off of a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length victory in an 870-yard, $26,000 non-winners-of-two allowance race at Delta on May 11.

Eton drew post 3 and will be ridden by Randy Edison.

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

  1. Louisiana Dressblues (Donell Blake)
  2. Heza Dash Faster (Luis Vivanco)
  3. Eton (Randy Edison)
  4. Jes A Spitfire (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  5. Zoomins Jewel (Donald Watson)
  6. Jw Who Dat (Antonio Alberto)
  7. Rakin In The Jax (Devin Magnon)
  8. Dashing With Courage (Luciano Duenez)

The Virgil Bond Stakes, and all Delta Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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