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On Point Prevails In Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance

On Point (#5), under jockey David Alvarez, gets up over Escandalo (#2) in a $15,000 feature Allowance February 14th at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 14, 2022—In a steady drive under jockey David Alvarez, On Point got his neck in front of Escandalo to win the $15,000 Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance for 3-year-old & Ups February 14th.

On Point, a 6-year-old son of multiple stake sire Five Bar Cartel, completed the 250 yards in :13.657 seconds into an 8 mph crosswind. It was the seventh career win in 18 starts for gelding and the $9,000 winner's purse boosted the stakes winner's bankroll to $139,732.

Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled On Point for owner Yasniel Vasquez. Bred by Ryan and Jude Robicheaux , from the Streakin La Jolla mare La Jollan Queen, On Point won the Gentilly Dash Stakes last fall at Evangeline Downs.

Runner-up Escandalo picked up $3,000 for her effort. Jose Carrizales trains the 5-year-old Apollitical Blood mare for owner Jaime Martinez. Jockey Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. rode the $79,898 earner out of Eying Miss Perry by Mr Jess Perry. Bred by Delfino Lozano IV, Escandalo is half-sister to Grade 2 winner El Camino Cl.

A length off the leaders, Da Pool Do earned $1,650 for third. Jose Barron saddled the Poll 7-year-old for owner Tomas Barron. Cleaton Leger bred the son of Pool from the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Winning Colors. Jose Rodriguez was aboard the $71,586 earner. Painted Lil Perry and Going Hot completed the field.

About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is now owned by Rubico Acquisition Corporation. 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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