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Cartel Arrangement Ships in From Texas for 250-Yard Delta Dash Stakes


Stakes winner Cartel Arrangement has shipped in for Thursday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—APRIL 20, 2015—Humberto Amaro’s Cartel Arrangement, a stakes winner in Texas during her sophomore campaign, will make the second start of her 4-year-old season in Thursday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes at Delta Downs.

A black daughter of champion Carters Cartel trained by Carlos Saldivar, Cartel Arrangement is coming off of a third-place finish as the 7-5 favorite in the 330-yard, $20,000 Miss Houston Stakes (R) for Texas-bred distaffers at Sam Houston Race Park on April 3. The mare has earned $39,136 from eight outs, and her four wins include a neck victory as the odds-on choice in last year’s $15,000 La Villita Stakes (R) at Retama Park.

Cartel Arrangement drew post 5 and will be ridden by Martin Rubalcava in the Delta Dash.

Other contenders in the eight-horse field include Mon Ti Dash, a 4-year-old First Down Dash stallion owned by Ponderosa Ranch of PC Inc. and MCM Farms LLC and trained by Bobby Martinez. Mon Ti Dash will be making his first start since August 31, when he ran fifth, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Too Flash For You, in the 440-yard, $1.921-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Alfonso Lujan has been named to ride Mon Ti Dash from post 6.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments--

  1. Voncitas Game (Gilbert Ortiz, 126)
  2. Im Keeping Score (Joe Badilla Jr., 126)
  3. Catchafasttrain (John Hamilton, 126)
  4. Mr Smokey Stover (Raul Ramirez Jr., 124)
  5. Cartel Arrangement (Martin Rubalcava, 126)
  6. Mon Ti Dash (Alfonso Lujan, 126)
  7. Jess Ownt To (Danny Lavergne, 126)
  8. Rosouti (David Alvarez, 126).

The Delta Dash Stakes, and all Delta Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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