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Zoominseperately Qualifies Fastest On Second Night Of Laddie Trials At Delta Downs

Zoominseperately, under jockey Victor Jrieta, Jr., setting the fastest time on night 2 for the $331,880 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) on Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 7, 2022—Delta Downs hosted the final eight qualifying trials for this year’s $331,880 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) on Saturday night. The top five times of the evening join the five fastest qualifiers from the eight trials that were conducted on Friday in the final on Saturday, May 28.

Saturday’s fastest time was recorded by Maria J. Garza’s Zoominseperately, who took the fourth trial on the card under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. The Alonzo Neri trainee covered 330 yards in :16.870 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 85. Each race on the program was contested over a fast track.

The win by Zoominseperately was the second of his undefeated career. His maiden-breaking performance came in his debut at Louisiana Downs on March 5 in the Mardi Gras Futurity trials. He earned $6,000 for his effort on Saturday and has now banked a total of $9,600 in his career. He can add another $165,940 to that total if he wins the Laddie final.

Bred in Louisiana by Teddy L. Berry, Zoominseperately is a 2-year-old sorrel gelding by Zoomin For Bux, out of the Separatist mare Ms Proverbial.

Leaving the gate as a heavy favorite at odds of 4-5 on the toteboard, Zoominseperately paid $3.60 to win.

Konnan Cartel, a son of multiple stakes sire Five Bar Cartel, finished second in the fastest trial to get the second fastest clocking of :17.007. Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. conditions the brown colt for owner Dania Castellanos.

Bred by Luis Armando Castellanos, from the Jet Black Patriot mare Jet Black Chiraq, Konnan Cartel broke his maiden in his first start March 6, a trial for the Mardi Gras Futurity. He followed that with an Allowance win at Delta on April 4.

Diamondonatrain, a $26,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, raced to his second straight win in the second trial to secure the third fastest time of :17.089 seconds. Pedro Lopez trains the son of world champion sire Freighttrain B for owner J and J Stone Co., Inc. Bred by Kenneth Garcia, from the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Very Intriguing, Diamondonatrain has earned $12,540.

Another LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, Big Daddys Blue Eyes broke his maiden in the third trial to post the fourth fastest time of :17.092 seconds. Trainer Porfirio Fierro named Manuel Gutierrez to ride the son of champion Inseperable. Aliver Guevara paid a bargain  $7,500 for the gelding out of Lyza Blue by Jess Louisiana Blue. David Dehart is the breeder.

Still a non-winner from three starts, Jj Jess A Shadow finished third in the fastest trial to get the final qualifying spot on Night 2. Jockey Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. rode the son of Jess An Idea to a :17.104 clocking. Jose Carrizales trains the bay colt out of Filly Er Up by Walk Thru Fire for owner-breeder J and J Stables, LLC.

The five qualifiers from the first set of trials on Friday included San Lorenzo Jet (16.781), Tha Duke (16.909), Ja Zooms (16.947), Pk Pure Rogue (17.079), and Happy Flyer (17.099).

CLICK HERE for the complete list of Louisiana Laddie Futurity(RG2) qualifiers with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys.

Delta Downs will now be dark until it starts the third week of Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night at 6:15 pm. Live racing takes place each Wednesday through Saturday night during the season through July 16.

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About Delta Downs
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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