News - Preview August  5, 2020

Seven Distance Specialists Entered in Races and Aces Stakes


Jw Who Dat will head six other entries in Saturday’s 870-yard, $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

© Coady Photography

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 31, 2018—Seven distance specialists, headed by Fernando Ramirez’s JW Who Dat, have been entered in Saturday’s 870-yard, $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

A 6-year-old son of Agouti trained by Eric Palacio, JW Who Dat has earned $72,700 from eight starts this season, and his four 870-yard stakes wins this year include a 2 1/4-length victory as the 11-10 favorite in the September 1, $25,000 Faubourg St John Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds Racecourse. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Antonio Alberto.

Other contender include No Politics Here, a 4-year-old Jess Louisiana Blue gelding who will be making just his second start at the distance off of a second-place finish to JW Who Dat in the Faubourg St John. Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owner T M Ranch, No Politics Here drew post 7 and will be ridden by Randy Edison.

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

  1. Mr Desert Streak (Luis Vivanco)
  2. B and G Fast Dash (Donald Watson)
  3. Geaux Dashin Bye (Gilbert Ortiz)
  4. Im Mighty Fast (Gerardo Garrido)
  5. Louisiana Dressblues (Donell Blake)
  6. JW Who Dat (Antonio Alberto)
  7. No Politics Here (Randy Edison)

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


Courtesy Ses