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Fastest qualifier Domishay heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $295,890 Evangeline Downs Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 10, 2019—Domishay, a son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Dominyun and the fastest qualifiers, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $295,890 Evangeline Downs Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Josue Ponce for owner Paula Cristina Villatoro, Domishay made his local debut with a clear 1 3/4-length victory in the sixth of nine trials on November 22. The Louisiana-bred colt has won five of 10 starts and has earned $64,615, and he was a finalist in the October 5, $344,050 Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

Domishay drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jesse Levario.

Relentless Dynasty, a graded stakes winning Hes Relentless colt trained by Adrian Huitron for owner Andres Guerra, drew post 10 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr. Relentless Dynasty has earned $217,667 from five outs, and his two wins include a neck victory in the 350-yard, $474,750 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park in July.

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

  1. Agavero Cartel (Jorge J. Garcia)
  2. Domishay (Jesse Levario)
  3. Shaunda Got A Prize (James Flores)
  4. Recognize (Modesto Pina)
  5. Juanells Fireball (John Hamilton)
  6. Mr Tereso (Luis Vivanco)
  7. Three Blue Coronas (Andrew Samaniego)
  8. Swanky Casanova (Eddie Sanchez)
  9. Kiss My Whuut (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  10. Relentless Dynasty (Victor Urieta Jr.)

Also on Saturday, Javier Rosique’s Jordan Eagle heads a field of 10 sophomores entered back in the 400-yard, $137,020 Evangeline Downs Derby.

Jordan Eagle is a brown son of One Famous Eagle trained by Josue Ponce. The colt has won four of seven outs, including last year’s 311,000 Evangeline Downs Futurity, and he has earned $183,011, of which $162,913 has been banked from three races at Evangeline Downs.

Jordan Eagle drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesse Levario.

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

  1. Follow My Wagon (John Hamilton)
  2. Pritty (Jose A. Beltran)
  3. Mia Jet In (Luciano Duenez)
  4. TF Rowdy Cartel (Eleazar Hernandez)
  5. Sumokeonthewater (Manuel Gutierrez)
  6. Jordan Eagle (Jesse Levario)
  7. Ricardos Cartel (Kelsi Purcell)
  8. Patriotic Games (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco)
  9. Pilot Points Moon (Donald Watson)
  10. The Grand Legend (Rodrigo Vallejo)

Two more stakes will be contested at Evangeline Downs on Saturday, including the 350-yard, $20,000 Sam’s Town Stakes. Trainer Josue Ponce will send out graded stakes winner Kas Tempting for the Garza Laurel Partnership LLC. A homebred 4-year-old son of champion Tempting Dash, the stallion has won two stakes this season, including the 440-yard, $65,637 Bank of America Texas Championship Challenge (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park in May. Kas Tempting drew post 10 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr.

Ten middle-distance specialists are entered in Saturday’s 550-yard, $20,000 EVD 550 Handicap. David Dunn’s Eagle Deluxe, a 4-year-old One Famous Eagle stallion trained by Heath Taylor, drew post 8 and will be ridden by Donell Blake. Eagle Deluxe will be making his first start at the 550-yard trip off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Admiral Sting, in the 440-yard, $50,000 Two Rivers Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows on October 12.

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


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