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Mardi Gras Paint Headlines Delta Downs Derby Trials

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JULY 27, 2020—Mardi Gras Paint will risk his four-race win streak in Thursday’s 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials for Louisiana-bred sophomores.

The 6-5 morning-line favorite in the first of four trials, Mardi Gras Paint is a gelded son of Paint Me Perry trained by Miguel Rodriguez for owner Jose Alfonso Ramos. Mardi Gras Paint’s win streak includes a half-length victory in Louisiana’s richest horse race, the December 7, $1-million Louisiana QHBA Million Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

Mardi Gras Paint has won four of eight starts a



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