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Fair Grounds Stakes Winners Square Off in Evangeline’s Billy Montgomery


Scooter Prize will start in Saturday's $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 23, 2015—Scooter Prize and TF Eyes R Struttin, a pair of stakes winners during the Fair Grounds summer meet, are among the eight Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Scooter Prize is a 4-year-old daughter of First Prize Perry trained by Martin Trejo for owner Ana Lilia Alvidrez. The mare will be making her first start since August 29, when she scored a half-length victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Mid-City Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds.

Scooter Prize drew post 6 and will be ridden by David Alvarez.

TF Eyes R Struttin races for Louis Johnson Jr. from the barn of trainer Lanny Keith. A 4-year-old mare by Struttin To Beduino, TF Eyes R Struttin is coming off of a neck win as the 7-5 favorite in the 350-yard, $50,000 Audubon Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds on August 16.

Raul Ramirez Jr. will ride TF Eyes R Struttin from post 8.

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

  1. Osceola Patriot (Gilbert Ortiz)
  2. Forever Steph (Everardo Rodriguez)
  3. Camerons Game (John Hamilton)
  4. RBD Jessaswingin (Martin Rubalcava)
  5. The Game Cartel (Juan D. Marquez)
  6. Scooter Prize (David Alvarez)
  7. Embrujo Star (Alfonso Lujan)
  8. TF Eyes R Struttin (Raul Ramirez Jr.).

The Billy Montgomery Stakes, and all Evangeline Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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