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Running Game Patriot Returns in Louisiana Purchase Stakes


Delta Downs will host the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) on Friday's race card.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 2, 2016—Pete Scarmardo’s Running Game Patriot is one of eight state-bred sprinters entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

Trained by Dave Correll, Running Game Patriot is a 4-year-old bay son of Game Patriot who is coming off of a Louisiana Downs winter campaign in which he finished second in the February 27, 350-yard Mr Jess Perry Stakes (R) and January 30, 350-yard Swift Stakes. The gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan.

Oak Hill Streak, a 4-year-old Heza Fast Dash mare trained by John Stinebaugh for owner Vanessa Bartoo, will be making her first start since February 12, when she scored a half-length victory in a 350-yard, $18,500 non-winners-of-four allowance at Hialeah Park. Oak Hill Streak drew post 2 and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz.

The Louisiana Purchase Stakes is restricted to state-breds who have not won a stakes race. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. Louisiana Legends (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  2. Oak Hill Streak (Gilbert Ortiz)
  3. Running Game Patriot (Alfonso Lujan)
  4. Hesagoutitwoshoes (Juan C. Garcia)
  5. B and G Fast Dash (Donald Watson)
  6. Happie Happie Happie (David Alvarez)
  7. Voncitas Game (Antonio Alberto)
  8. Jess Blueby Lena (Martin Rubalcava).

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


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