News - Racing October  26, 2021

Apollitical Follie Convincing Winner In Louisiana Downs Tuesday Allowance

Apollitical Follie, under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, winning the feature allowance Tuesday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 26, 2021—Coming off a maiden win for a $10,000-tag on December 10th at Evangeline Downs, Apollitical Follie (11-1) raced to her second consecutive win on Tuesday when she defeated Jess Mae Be Blue by one-length in an $11,300 feature allowance at Louisiana Downs.

Under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, Apollitical Follie broke on top and was never headed while completing the 225 yards in :11.819 seconds, equaling a 102 speed index on a fast racing surface.

Trainer Michael Zingelmann conditions the daughter of last year's leading second-crop sire Apollitical Blood for owner Rayne Knight.

Bred in Louisiana by Mary Ellen Hickman, from the Corona Cartel mare Hello Follie, Apollitical Follie has compiled a (6) 2-0-1 record and today's $6,780 winner's purse boosted her bankroll to $16,870.

Runner-up Jess Mae Be Blue dueled throughout to finish second for owner Charles Boudreaux, Jr. Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the son of Jess Louisiana Blue from the Fishers Dash mare Elly Mae. Jumonville Farms bred the $19,600 earner.

Tttroyalityntheblood finished a neck back in third to earn $1,243 for his effort. Jose Carrizales trains the son of Apollitical Blood for owner Rickey Thompson. Third in the LQHBA Sale Juvenile last season, Ernest Thompson bred the sorrel gelding from the This Snow Is Royal mare Royality N The Makin. Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. had the riding call aboard the $17,363 money earner.

Apollitical Follie rewarded backers with $22.60 to win, $10.60 place and $5.80 to show. Jess Mae Be Blue paid $4.80 to place and $3 to show and Tttroyalityntheblood returned $3.80 to show.

Jf Sizzlin Feature, Tf Runaway Kate, First Prize Jude, Jls Tee Prairie and Modelo Negra completed the field.

About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.

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