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Ten Sophomores Entered Back in Grade 3 Firecracker Derby

Fastest qualifier Mia Jet In will head a strong field in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $186,925 Firecracker Derby (G3) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 30, 2019—Mia Jet In, the fastest qualifier from three trials run on June 7, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $186,925 Firecracker Derby (G3) at Delta Downs.

Trained by Kenneth Weeks for owner Lester Colomb Jr., Mia Jet In is coming off of a neck victory in the first Firecracker Derby trial. The homebred daughter of Jet Black Patriot has earned $90,964 from 11 races, and she ended her 2-year-old campaign with a third-place finish in the 400-yard, $311,000 Evangeline Downs Futurity on December 15.

Mia Jet In drew post 7 and will be ridden by Luciano Duenez.

Blaine Beene’s Parti Wagon, a stakes-winning PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding trained by Nason Eschete, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Rolando Pina. Parti Wagon has won two of his three starts during the current Delta meet, including the 350-yard, $74,115 Old South Derby on May 10.

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

  1. Fm Im A Zatanaz Too (Antonio Alberto)
  2. Parti Wagon (Rolando Pina)
  3. Boldt (Gilbert Ortiz)
  4. Diamond G Bee (Cesar Esqueda)
  5. Ima Pascual Cartel (Victor M. Urieta Jr.)
  6. Santander (Francisco Calderon)
  7. Mia Jet In (Luciano Duenez)
  8. Sallvatore (Luis Vivanco)
  9. Anasttasia (John Hamilton)
  10. Unstopable Moment (Everardo Rodriguez)

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