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Politically Corrupt Sets Top Mark in Old South Derby Trials


Politically Corrupt , under jockey Manuel Gutierrez, setting the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Derby at Delta Downs Friday night.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 22, 2016, 2016—Coming off an allowance win at Sam Houston Race Park last month, Politically Corrupt raced to a one-length victory Friday night at Delta Downs to post the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Derby.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the five trial races on Delta's opening-night Quarter Horse card, will return to Delta Downs Friday, May 13th to vie for the winner's share of $71,075 purse going 350 yards.

Politically Corrupt showed early speed and finished well under by jockey Manuel Gutierrez to post the fastest qualifying mark of :17.764 seconds. Elpidio Luna, Jr. conditions the son of leading third crop sire Apollitical Jess for owner Double H Racing Investment LLC.

Bred in Texas by Andrew Gardiner, from the Leaving Memories mare Adorable Deer, Politically Corrupt has won a combined record of (9) 3-2-2. This is the first stakes race the gelding has qualified for.

Sr >Inseperable defeated Cartel Gigi by a head in the first trial to get the 2nd fastest qualifying spot of :17.836. It was the first career win in five starts for the daughter of Inseperable out of Sr Shesa Dean, by Dean Miracle.

Trainer Adrian Huitron saddled the bay filly for owner Jorge Aguilera. Bred in Oklahoma by Andrew Smith, Sr Inseperable finished second in her first start, a trial for the Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park at 2. She was off the board in her final three starts last season including two trials at Ruidoso Downs. Manuel Gutierrez was also aboard the second fastest qualifier.

Jockey John Hamilton rode Paint Me A Storm, a stakes-placed son of Red Storm Cat, to a three-quarter length victory in the second trial to get the 4th qualifying spot of :17.852. The brown gelding put in a solid rally for trainer Kenneth Weeks and owner Winners Racing. Randy Hill and Andy Golden bred the earner of more than $32,000 from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Paint Me Golden.

For the complete list of Old South Derby qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders and trainers CLICK HERE.


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