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Ought to Go Tee Too Good in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Juvenile Stakes (RG2)

Ought to Go Tee, under jockey Luis Vivanco, winning the 100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Juvenile Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—DECEMBER 12, 2020—Ought to Go Tee pulled a mild upset to win the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Juvenile Stakes (RG2) over Jess Sweet Time and Sir Louisiana Dash on Saturday afternoon at the Fair Grounds. The stake, restricted to 2-year-old accredited Louisiana-breds, was the first of ten stakes of the Louisiana Champions Day card.

Luis Vivanco piloted Ought to Go Tee to a three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard event. They earned a 94 speed index with a final time of 17.610.

Ought to Go Tee ($18.00) is trained by Fernando Lopez for owner Jose Oviedo.

"I was not surprised that he won," said Lopez. "The horse performed really well at Delta Downs (in trials for the Laddie Futurity). He ran second to (Sir Louisiana Dash) a Grade 2 winner. He didn't make it back to that final, but here he is today!"

The gelding was bred by Ronald Gale, out of Vf Ought to Go Max, by Bigtime Favorite.

This was the first stakes win for Ought to Go Tee, and his third win in five career starts. He debuted with a winning effort in a trial for the Laddie Futurity (RG2) and returned to finish second in the final. He also won his Lee Berwick Futurity trial and competed in a trial for the LQHBA Million Futurity. Saturday’s win pushed the gelding’s career earnings to $139,572.

Jess Sweet Time started well and made up ground to finish second for trainer Trey Ellis; Juan Garcia, Jr. had the call. Ellis also co-owns the One Sweet Jess gelding with Roland Frederick and Cory Mouton. He was bred by James Sistrunk, out of the Game Patriot mare Track Shaker.

Jess Sweet Time has only missed the board once in his nine career starts, which include a win in the LQHBA Sale Juvenile Stakes at Evangeline and a third place finish in the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes at Delta.

Sir Louisiana Dash, with Raul Ramirez, Jr. aboard, led early and yielded late before just missing second place by a nose behind Jess Sweet Time. Hector Alcala trains for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr. The gelding is a product of Tate Farms, sired by Sir Runaway Dash and out of the Separatist mare Ms Proverbial.

Sir Louisiana Dash has earned just shy of $200,000 in his career thanks in part to his win in the Laddie Futurity (RG2) at Delta in July.

Completing the field were A Political Rose, Bp Fancy Girl, Tdz Shes a Runaway, Sheza Freighttrain T, Apolitical Bye, Ms Runaway Presence, He B Swift, Tmf Rogue Runner and Sheza Zoomin Memory.

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