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Shott Gun, Denalia Sweet Jess to Make Season Debuts in Miss Polly Classic

Bobby D. Cox's Shott Gun is expected to start in Saturday's 400-yard, $50,000 MIss Polly Classic Stakes (G2) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA--May 31, 2022
--Bobby D. Cox's Shott Gun and Jose H. Rodriguez's Denalia Sweet Jess will make their 4-year-old season debuts in Saturday's 400-yard, $50,000 MIss Polly Classic Stakes (G2) at Delta Downs.

A homebred Valiant Hero gelding trained by Heath Taylor, Shott Gun is coming off of a 3-year-old campaign during which he earned $149,450 from seven races and was a finalist in the 440-yard, $929,000 All American Derby (G1) and 440-yard, $678,000 Rainbow Derby (G1). Shott Gun drew post 2 and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz.

Denalia Sweet Jess races from the barn of trainer Ruben Chavez, and he ended his sophomore season with a half-length victory as the 11-10 favorite in the December 30, $153,000 Evangeline Downs Derby at Evangeline Downs. A $9,000 purchase at the 2020 Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, the One Sweet Jess stallion has banked $155,313 from seven starts.

Denalia Sweet Jess drew post 4 and will be ridden by Everardo Rodriguez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. Hezaa Fast Boy (David A. Alvarez)
  2. Shott Gun (Gilbert Ortiz)
  3. Hennessy Xo TLC (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  4. Denalia Sweet Jess (Everardo Rodriguez)
  5. JJ Heza Fast Dash Jr (Arturo Alvarez)
  6. JM Friday (Leonardo Rodriguez)
  7. Swamp Eagle (Francisco Ramirez Jr.)
  8. Quorumm (Ubaldo Luna)
  9. Corona Louisiana Blu (Luciano Duenez)

The Miss Polly Classic, and all Delta Downs races, can be seen at Q-Racing
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