News - Racing October  24, 2021

Bp Fling In A Wagon Proves Best In The $95,585 Old South Futurity At Delta Downs

Bp Fling In A Wagon, under jockey Jorge Garcia, winning the $95,585 Old South Futurity Tuesday evening at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 1, 2021—Delta Downs hosted the $95,585 Old South Futurity on Tuesday afternoon and it was Juan M. Montoya’s Bp Fling In A Wagon who scored the win under jockey Jorge Javier Garcia.

It was the second career tally for the Richard Washington trainee who broke his maiden in the Old South Trials on May 11 while recording the second fastest qualifying time.

Breaking from post six in a field of 10, Bp Fling In A Wagon quickly went to the lead and opened up by a length in mid-stretch. Nearing the finish line, he was challenged by Mr Spud but held him off handily, winning by a half-length while Apollitical B Sea finished third another two lengths behind the top pair.

Bp Fling In A Wagon covered 330 yards over a fast track in a time of 16.625 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 93.

The winning connections of BP Fling A Wagon accept the Old South Futurity stakes trophy Tuesday evening at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Bp Fling In A Wagon earned $47,792 for this Old South score and now has a career bankroll of $51,392.

Bred in Oklahoma by Bill Price, Bp Fling In A Wagon is a 2-year-old brown colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, out of the Southern Cartel mare Southern Fling. He was purchased for $30,000 at the 2020 Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma.

Runner-up Mr Spud earned $16,249 for second. Trainer Rosendo Valdez Jr. named jockey Everardo Rodriguez to ride the son of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel for owner Christopher Villatoro. Bred in Texas by Randy King, from the Special Red Warrior mare Ace Winema.

Mr Spud has won two of three career starts and earned $22,849. A $12,500 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate, Villatoro picked up the bay gelding for $7,200 in the 2020 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City.

A $15,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, Apollitical B Sea earned $9,558 for third. Hector Alcala conditions the daughter of leading third-crop sire Apollitical Blood for owner LA Racing Stables LLC. Rancho El Cabresto Inc. bred Apollitical B Sea in California from the Tr Dasher mare Julias Perfection.

Sent to the gate at odds of 6-1, Bp Fling In A Wagon paid $14.20 to win, $8.40 to place and $5.40 to show. Mr Spud was worth $4.80 to place and $4 to show. Apollitical B Sea returned $10.60 to show.

Dominate Tres Seis, Jes A Bit Rusty, Cottonpickintrain, Rock Solid Love, Daddys Te Chick, Sweet Deliverance and Rainbow Tales completed the field.

Delta Downs will continue its race week on Wednesday and Thursday with nine-race programs each day. First post time is set for 3 pm Central Time.

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Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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