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El Camino CL Returns in Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams Jr. Stakes


Stakes winner El Camino Cl start in Friday's 400-yard, $60,000 Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams Jr. Stakes (RG2) for state-breds at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTTELLI

VINTON, LA–JUNE 28, 2022–
El Camino CL, a 4-year-old Heza Fast Dash stallion racing for McGehee Horse and Cattle LLC, will make his first start in Louisiana this year in Friday's 400-yard, $60,000 Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams Jr. Stakes (RG2) for state-breds at Delta Downs.

El Camino CL is coming off of a third-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Diane To Be A Hero, in the May 20, 350-yard Sam Houston Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. His spring campaign at Remington Park included a fifth-place run, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Relentlessly, in the 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G2) on March 19.

El Camino CL drew post 9 and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz for trainer Justin Powell.

Other contenders include Rogelio Marquez Jr.'s Hezaa Fast Boy, a 5-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding who is coming off of second-place finish, a head behind winner Shott Gun, in the June 4, $50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G2) at Delta Downs. Hezaa Fast Boy drew post 8 and will be ridden by David Alvarez for trainer Jesus M. Marquez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. A Double Corona (J.R. Ramirez)
  2. Get It Done Babe (Guadalupe Lucio Jr.)
  3. Dianetoseparatefromu (Noe Castaneda)
  4. JJ Heza Fast Dash Jr (Ricardo Hernandez)
  5. Dashing Jess Cuervo (Leonardo Rodriguez)
  6. JM Friday (Alejandro Ochoa)
  7. Lett It Happen (Rolando Cabrera)
  8. Hezaa Fast Boy (David Alvarez)
  9. El Camino CL (Gilbert Ortiz)
  10. Tee Zo (Jose A. Rodriguez)
All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.
 
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