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Jet Black Zoomer Risks Win Streak in Mardi Gras Derby Trials Today


Stakes winner Jet Black Zoomer will be among hopefuls starting in the Mardi Gras Derby trials on Sunday at Louisiana Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 21, 2016—Joseph Landreneau’s Jet Black Zoomer will put his three-race win streak on the line in today (Sunday) 400-yard Mardi Gras Derby (R) trials at Louisiana Downs.

A gelded son of Jet Black Patriot trained by Kelli Smith, Jet Black Zoomer is coming off of a neck victory over Jess A Saint in the 350-yard, $25,000 Bill Montgomery Stakes (R) at Louisiana downs on January 16. Jet Black Zoomer has earned $87,196 from nine outs.

Jet Black Zoomer will be ridden by Antonio Alberto from post 9 in the first of three trials.

Jess A Saint, a graded stakes winning son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Miguel Rodriguez for owner Julio Rios, drew post 2 in the second heat. The gelding has banked $469,816 from eight races, and his three wins include a half-length victory in last year’s 400-yard, $1-million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Association Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

Raul Ramirez Jr. will ride Jess A Saint on Sunday.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the March 12, $50,000-added Mardi Gras Derby final.

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


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