News - Racing October  24, 2021

Eyeondaprize Scores Big Upset in Mother's Day Stakes at Delta Downs


Eyeondaprize (#5) gets up over Sheza Freighttrain T (#1) and Lifeinthefastlanes (#2) in the $34,700 Mother's Day Stakes on Sunday at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LAóMAY 31, 2021ó This yearís $34,700 Motherís Day Stakes at Delta Downs was won by Eyeondaprize, who defeated the heavily favored duo of Sheza Freighttrain T and Lifeinthefastlanes, who ran second and third respectively in the 350-yard test for fillies and mares.

Under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, Eyeondaprize covered the distance in a time of 17.402 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 95.

Eyeondaprize, who is owned by Rosendo Valdez and trained by Rosendo Valdez, Jr., has now won six of 15 starts and has a career bankroll of $75,260 after taking home a winnerís prize of $21,000 on Monday.

The winning connections of Eyeondaprize accept the Mother's Day Sakes trophy at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Bred in Louisiana by Daniel R. Trahan, Eyeondaprize is a 4-year-old brown filly by Fast Prize Jordan, out of the Game Patriot mare Good Game Meg.

Coming off a win in the Delta Dash Stakes May 10th, graded stakes winner Sheza Freighttrain T earned $7,000 for finishing second. Eric Long conditions the daughter of All American Futurity sire Freightrain B for owner Patrick Richardson.

Rolando Pina had the riding call aboard the $353,259 earner who won the Lassie Futurity(RG2) last year at Delta. Rusty Trahan is the breeder.

Lifeinthefastlanes suffered her second loss this season after putting together a perfect six-race win-streak last year that included wins in the LQHBA Breeders Derby(RG3), Delta Downs LA Bred Derby(RG3) and the Vinton Stakes. The daughter of Jess Louisiana Blue earned $3,850 for third in the Mother's Day to bring her earnings total to $395,881.

Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr., conditions the filly for owner's Jason Richards and Michael Leblanc. David Alvarez was riding. Wade and Kay Loop bred Lifeinthefastlanes from the Panther Mountain mare Pantherinthefastlane.

Annas T Time, Black Shadow and Vf My Favorite Chick completed the field. Passionate Paris was scratched.

Delta Downs will continue its race week on Tuesday with a program that includes this yearís $95,585 Old South Futurity for 2-year-olds who qualified on May 11. First post time for the 10-race card is set for 3 pm Central Time.

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