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Magnolia Stakes Attracts Full Field of State-Bred Distance Specialists


Ima Mighty Fast will head a full-field in the Saturdays' $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) at Louisiana Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2017—A full field of state-bred distance specialists, topped by six-time 870-yard winner Im Mighty Fast, has been entered in Saturday’s $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) at Louisiana Downs.

Trained by Guadalupe Tristan for Ricardo Castillo’s Triple C Racing Stables, Im Mighty Fast will be making his 4-year-old season debut in the Magnolia. Last fall, the bay son of Mighty Corona put together a five-race win streak that included a head victory in the 870-yard, $30,000 Races N Aces Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs in November 5.

Im Mighty Fast has won seven of 20 starts, including six of nine at the 870 distance, and has banked $73,380. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Jose A. Rodriguez.

Other contenders include Cesar E. Rodriguez’s Sir Lucky Strike. A 5-year-old Strong Hope gelding trained by Willie Simien Jr., Sir Lucky Strike has won five of his eight outs at the 870-yard trip and will be ridden by Donell Blake from post 8.

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

  1. Rakin In The Jax (Lucas Constantin)
  2. Shining Presence (Donald Watson)
  3. Summer Motion (Juan C. Garcia)
  4. Agoutis Snowplow (Damian Martinez)
  5. Game Own (Hector M. Santiago)
  6. Sir Prize (Alfonso Lujan)
  7. Im Mighty Fast (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  8. Sir Lucky Strike (Donell Blake)
  9. AE-Okie Dokey Rosie (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  10. AE-The Game Lover (Gilbert Ortiz).

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


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