News - Racing November  19, 2019

Parti Wagon Impresses In Old South Futurity Trials


Parti Wagon, under jockey Antonio Alberto, cruises to a two-length win and the top qualifying mark in the $112,305 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 21, 2018—Parti Wagon proved his first start was no fluke when he stumbled in the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3) trials then got up to finish second in late rush. The son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon was disqualified and placed ninth for interference.

Tonight the bay colt put it all together under jockey Antonio Alberto in a wire-to-wire two-length win to post the fastest qualifying time from 78 two-year-olds who contested nine trial races for the $112,305 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

Owned-bred and trained by Joe M. Davis, Parti Wagon drifted out but was easily the best with the top clocking of :15.650 seconds, a 98 speed index into an 8 mph crosswind for the 330 yards.

Out of the Okey Dokey Dale mare Shisassheis, Parti Wagon earned $3,600 for winning his trial.

Also making a comeback after finishing fifth in her career debut March 4, Mia Jet In posted a three-quarter length win in the second trial to record the second fastest time of :16.760 seconds, a 95 speed index, for owner/breeder Lester Colomb, Jr.

The daughter of leading Louisiana sire Jet Black Patriot is from the first crop of foals out of Delta Dash stakes winner Pyc First Prize Mia by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. An accredited Louisiana-Bred full brother to Mia Jet In sold in the LQHBA Yearling Sale last summer for $62,000.

Mia Jet In was the first of two qualifiers trainer Kenneth Weeks saddled for owner Lester Colomb, Jr. Also ridden by jockey Luciano Duen, Heza Jess, a son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash broke his maiden in the third trial to get the fourth fastest clocking of :16.894 seconds, a 91 speed index.

Mr Coronado Cash, a colt by first-crop sire Coronado Cartel, bounced off a troubled fifth-place effort in the Sam Houston Futurity(G2) trials to win the final trial with the third fastest time of :16.866 seconds, a 91 speed index.

Trey Ellis conditions the brown gelding for owner Brittney Devillier. Todd Antonuk bred Mr Coronado Cash in Louisiana from the Mr Eye Opener mare Never Neutral.

The 10 fastest qualifier will return to Delta Downs on May 12th to complete for the winner's share of the $112,305 purse.

For the complete list of Old South Futurity qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.


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