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Capitan Jimbob Draws Post 5 for $274,325 Firecracker Futurity


Multiple stakes-placed Capitan Jimbob will look for his first stakes win in Saturday’s 350-yard, $274,325 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JUNE 26, 2017—Felix J. Martinez’s Capitan Jimbob will seek his first stakes victory in Saturday’s 350-yard, $274,325 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

Capitan Jimbob is coming off of a 1 1/2-length win in one of six Firecracker Futurity trials on June 10. The sorrel son of Desirio has earned $61,352 from five races, and his resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winnerr Together To The End, in the 300-yard, $234,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs on March 22.

Capitan Jimbob drew post 5 and will be ridden by Rene Gutierrez for trainer Wendy Garcia. The colt’s nine opponents include Dont Temp Me, a homebred stakes-winning Tempting Dash colt trained by Rodolfo Sanchez for owners Rigo and Sally Flores. Dont Temp Me has won two of his three starts, including the 330-yard, $81,000 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs on May 13.

Dont Temp Me drew post 9 and will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--

  1. Capital Ice (Jose I. Martinez)
  2. Sixes Flash (Rolando Cabrera)
  3. Easy Gold Pop (Eddie Sanchez)
  4. Sr Shambles (Damian Martinez)
  5. Capitan Jimbob (Rene Gutierrez)
  6. Flash Version (Jesse Levario)
  7. First Girl Ever (Santiago Mendez)
  8. Desire Astoli (Noe Castaneda)
  9. Dont Temp Me (Alfonso Lujan)
  10. Emnent (Donald Watson)

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


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