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Cartels Fortune to Take on Males in Delta’s Develop A Plan Stakes


Cartels Fortune is one of seven aged sprinters entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 27, 2015—Cartels Fortune, a 4-year-old Carters Cartel mare racing for Rodney Verret, is one of seven aged sprinters entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Cartels Fortune is coming off of a neck victory as the odds-on favorite in the 400-yard, $28,000 Merial Sam Houston Distaff Challenge Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on May 2. The mare boasts a five-race win streak that includes a nose win in the $126,000 Evangeline Downs Derby on December 20.

Cartels Fortune drew the rail post and will be ridden by Patrick Watson in the Develop A Plan. The mare’s six opponents include Heza Fast Rogue, a 4-year-old Heza Fast Dash stallion who is coming off of a second-place finish to Open Me A Corona in the April 22, $50,000 John Alleman Stakes (RG3) for his owners, Brock Broussard and Jacque Bourque.

Kevin Broussard trains Heza Fast Rogue, who drew post 3 and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

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

  1. Cartels Fortune (Patrick Watson)
  2. The Lizzard King (John Hamilton)
  3. Heza Fast Rogue (Donald Watson)
  4. Oldsmobile Hill (Gerardo Garrido)
  5. Bradys March Madness (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  6. Sleepers Best Corona (Martin Rubalcava)
  7. The Eagle Express (Alfonso Lujan).

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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