News - Preview December  17, 2017

Louisiana Purchase Stakes Draws Eight State-Breds


Delta Downs will host the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes on Saturday's race card.



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 2, 2017—Lil Bro Big Streak, a graded stakes placed son of Jet Black Patriot, is one of eight state-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

Lil Bro Big Streak is trained by Trey Ellis for the Melvin Hatley 1987 Trust. The 3-year-old gelding has earned $61,280 from nine outs, and he ended his juvenile campaign with a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Hez Kwik, in the 350-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

Lil Bro Big Streak will be making his first-ever start against older horses in the Louisiana Purchase. Alfonso Lujan will ride the gelding from post 2.

The Louisiana Purchase is restricted to non-winners of a stakes race. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. Heza Fast Wokatee (Damian Martinez)
  2. Lil Bro Big Streak (Alfonso Lujan)
  3. Running Game Patriot (Donald Guynes)
  4. Voncitas Game (Gilbert Ortiz)
  5. Zoominforgrady (J.R. Ramirez)
  6. The Renaissance Man (Floriberto Maldonado)
  7. First Prize Jet (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  8. My Favorite Blue (David Alvarez).

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


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