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Jessa Louisiana Zoom to Make Sophomore Debut in Vinton Stakes; Old South Futurity Draws 10 Juveniles


Jessa Louisiana Zoom will make her season debut in Saturday's $50,000 Vinton Stakes (RG3) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 10, 2016—Bobby D. Cox’s Jessa Louisiana Zoom will make her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Vinton Stakes (RG3) at Delta Downs.

A daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Jessa Louisiana Zoom will be making her first start since November 28, when she ran fifth, one length behind winner Jess A Saint, in the 400-yard, $1-million LQHBA Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs. The filly has earned $514,553 from six outs, and her four wins include victories in last year’s 350-yard, $635,000 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) and 330-yard, $274,000 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2), both at Delta Downs.

Jessa Louisiana Zoom drew post 7 and will be ridden by Joe Badilla Jr. The filly’s eight opponents include Julio Rios’ Jess A Saint, a gelded son of Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Jorge Luis Barrera and coming off of a neck victory as the odds-on favorite in the March 20, $86,000 Mardi Gras Derby (R) at Louisiana Downs, and Douglas O. Traylor’s Telarosa, a sorrel daughter of Jet Black Patriot trained by Roberts and the winner of last year’s $304,000 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

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

  1. Telarosa (Lucas Constantin)
  2. Zoominforgrady (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  3. Jet Black Zoomer (Antonio Alberto)
  4. Jess A Saint (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  5. Blues Favorite Fish (Orlando Baldillez)
  6. My Favorite Blue (David Alvarez)
  7. Jessa Louisiana Zoom (Joe Badilla Jr.)
  8. Special Coors Cartel (Damian Martinez)
  9. Jess Blue Intriguing (Martin Rubalcava).

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Old South Futurity

Sizzlin Stewart, a gray son of Sizzlin Cartel and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $88,935 Old South Futurity.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for Paula Higgins’ and Richard Smith’s P and D Racing Stable Inc., Sizzlin Stewart made his debut with a three-quarter length victory at odds of 16-1 in an Old South Futurity trial on April 23. Gilbert Ortiz will ride the gelding from post 6 on Saturday.

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

  1. Mr Dash Jess (Mario Trujillo)
  2. Bonita Capi (Edgar Baca)
  3. Strawflyin Tac (David Alvarez)
  4. Bettin On A Dynasty (Antonio Alberto)
  5. Volcomtini (Damian Martinez)
  6. Sizzlin Stewart (Gilbert Ortiz)
  7. Champagne Prospect (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  8. Cartelita (Noe Castaneda)
  9. Tres Seis Sign (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  10. Bed O Quicker (Rolando Cabrera).

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


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