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Sarahs Patriot Seeks First Stakes Win in Delta's Virgil Bond Stakes

Delta Downs will host the 5,000 Virgil Bond Stakes on Friday.

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VINTON, LA–JUNE 7, 2022_
Sarahs Patriot, a 4-year-old daughter of Game Patriot racing for Gilbert Matthews, is one of eight runners entered in Friday's 870-yard, 25,000 Virgil Bond Stakes at Delta Downs.

Sarahs Patriot has won both of her 870-yard starts, and she made her season debut with a 2 1/4-length in an 870-yard, $25,000 non-winners-of-three allowance for Louisiana-breds at Delta Downs on May 14. The mare drew post 2 and will be ridden by Juan F. Garcia Jr. for trainer Philip Calais.

Calais will also send out contender Jess Louisiana Boo, a homebred 7-year-old son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue owned by Paul Daigle. Jess Louisiana Blue will be making his first official start in more than seven months, but he ended his 6-year-old season with a three-quarter length victory in the October 30, 870-yard Races N Aces Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Jess Louisiana Boo drew post 8 and will be ridden by Randy Edison.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. Lolas Lil Ed (Arturo Alvarez)
  2. Sarahs Patriot (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  3. Freakin Patriot Dash (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  4. Midnight Biscuit (Gilbert Ortiz)
  5. One Mighty Key (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  6. One Fast Cajun (Ubaldo Luna)
  7. Masons Jet Black (Paulina Ramirez)
  8. Jess Louisiana Boo (Randy Edison)

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing
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