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Quid Pro Quo is Morning-Line Favorite for $106,964 Mardi Gras Derby


Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) winner Quid Pro Quo is the morning-line favorite for Sunday's 400-yard, $106,964 Mardi Gras Derby at Louisiana Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA–MARCH 23, 2022–Jeronimo Silva's Quid Pro Quo, a sorrel son of Five Bar Cartel, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Sunday's 400-yard, $106,964 Mardi Gras Derby (R) for state-bred sophomores at Louisiana Downs.

Quid Pro Quo has earned $94,332 from eight races, and he ended his 2-year-old campaign with a three-quarter length victory in the December 11, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Humberto Vital.

Trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr. will send out Mr Fast Mallard, a gelded son of Heza Fast Dash owned by Jose Luis Perez Aguirre. Mr Fast Mallard has banked $119,740 from seven outs, and he ended his juvenile season with a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Blood Money, in Louisiana's richest Quarter Horse race, the December 18, $1-million LQHBA Million Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

Mr Fast Mallard drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ubaldo Luna.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
  1. Lett It Happen (Rolando Cabrera), 20-1
  2. Guidrys Credit Card (Modesto Pina), 12-1
  3. Stratosphere (Noe Castaneda), 9-2
  4. He Aint Political (Everardo Rodriguez), 3-1
  5. Jet Black Dasher (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 15-1
  6. Mr Fast Mallard (Ubaldo Luna), 6-1
  7. Quid Pro Quo (Humberto Vital), 2-1
  8. San Lorenzo Dash (David Alvarez), 5-1
  9. Patriotic Trump (Juan F. Garcia Jr.), 30-1
All Louisiana Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.
 
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