News - Racing October  27, 2021

Mr Tereso Prevails In $98,150 Old South Derby

Mr Tereso (#2) prevails over Hit Or Miss Kiss (#3) and Love The Way You Fly (#6) in the $98,150 Old South Derby Friday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 3, 2020—Mr Tereso broke in under jockey Luis Vivanco before prevailing over Hit Or Miss Kiss by a head in the $98,150 Old South Derby Friday night at Delta Downs. Love The Way You Fly finished a head back in a blanket-finish to get third.

Trainer Fernando Lopez trains the Texas homebred for owner-breeder Jose Oviedo. Mr Tereso completed the 350 yards in :17.462 seconds, over a "sloppy sealed" racetrack to equal a 93 speed index.

The son of Man Who Whouldbe King from the Behold A Beduino mare My Cold Corona earned $49,075. Second in the Evangeline Downs Futurity last year, Mr Tereso has compiled a (10) 7-1-1 record and earned $196,976.

The winning connections of Mr Tereso celebrate the Old South Derby win at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Hit Or Miss Kiss, a California-bred daughter of a leading second crop sire Kiss My Hocks, earned $16,686 for her effort. Alonso Neri saddled the sorrel filly for owner Jose Guzman. Bred by John Andreini, from the Mr Jess Perry mare One Famous Ermana, Hit Or Miss Kiss was ridden by jockey Agustin Silva. She has earned $28,072.

Third-place finisher Love The Way You Fly races for owner Todd Matte and trainer Trey Ellis. Copper Spring Ranch LLC bred the daughter of multiple stakes sire Furyofthewind from the Grade 1 winning Tempting Dash mare Lovethewayoulie. Winner of the LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational Stakes last year, she has earned $51,973.

Freighttrain Reba, Sensational Senator, Recognize, Lovethewayyourun, A Game Jess, Ms Diamond Prize and Fast Dash Hondo Cat completed the field.

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