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Apollitical High Returns in Vinton Stakes

Mardi Gras Derby winner Apollitical High will make his next start in Monday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Vinton Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, L—JUNE 2, 2021—--Rosendo Valdez’s Apollitical High, a sorrel son of Apollitical Blood and a $12,000 purchase at the 2019 Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, is one of six state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Monday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Vinton Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

Apollitical High will be making his official first start since March 27, when the gelding scored a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $121,000 Mardi Gras Derby (R) for state-bred sophomores at Louisiana Downs. Apollitical High has won three of nine races and has banked $67,731 while racing in Louisiana and Texas.

Apollitical High drew post 5 and will be ridden by David Alvarez for trainer Rosendo Valdez Jr.

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

  1. Ought To Go Tee (Luis Vivanco)
  2. Shortstop Express (Randy Edison)
  3. Whos My Papa (Saul H. Ramirez)
  4. Jess Sweet Time (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  5. Apollitical High (David Alvarez)
  6. Jess Her Dream (Noe Villatoro)

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