News - Racing October  19, 2017

Tf Eyes R Struttin Scores Third Stakes of Season


Tf Eyes R Struttin, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., winning the $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs Saturday.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 24, 2015—Under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr. Tf Eyes R Struttin used a strong effort from the outside post to defeat Embrujo Star by half-a-length in Saturday's $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs. It was the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old filly this season.

Tf Eyes R Struttin cruised over the sloppy sealed track in :16.527 seconds with a 4 mph tailwind to earn a 103-speed index for the 330 yard distance. Lanny Keith conditions the multiple stakes winner for owner Louis Johnson, Jr.

The winning connections of Tf Eyes R Struttin accept the Billy Montgomery Stakes trophy Saturday at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Bred by Tate Farms, from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eyes R Special, the sorrel miss picked up $18,000 for the effort to boost her lifetime total to $178,355. With a record of (22) 9-3-5, Tf Eyes R Struttin had already won the Mother's Day Stakes at Delta and Audubon Stakes at the Fair Grounds this year.

Trey Ellis saddled Embrujo Star for owner Hubert Vestal. Alfonso Lujan rode the 3-year-old Embrujo Fg filly from the Toast To Dash mare Allas Toast. Already a graded stakes winner, Embrujo Star picked up $6,000 to push her earnings to $274,874. Gabrial Lewis bred last year's Lassie Futurity winner.

Rbd Jessaswingin finished 1˝ lengths back in the show position for owner Jaime Gutierrez and trainer Guadalupe Garza, Jr. Martin Rubalcava rode the Swingin Jess 3-year-old out of Furby, by Royal Quick Dash. Bred by RB & Dox' Stables, the filly earned $3,300.

The wagering public made Tf Eyes R Struttin the 4-5 betting favorite at post time and she returned $3.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Embrujo Star paid $11.40 to place and $6.60 to show. Rbd Jessaswingin paid $5.00 to show.

Osceola Patriot, Scooter Prize, Forever Steph, The Game Cartel and Camerons Game completed the field.

Evangeline Downs will resume live American Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night with a nine-race program. Post time on Wednesday night is 5:35 pm Central Time.


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