Sunny Oak, Look Into My Eyes Win Friday stakes at EVD

Acadiana S.June 3, 2016, Evangeline Downs
7 furlongs, for Louisiana-bred 3-Year-Old Fillies, $70,000

Giant Oak-Heckuva Time, by Gilded Time
Breeder:   Jeff Wahman & Darlene Wahman
Owner:  Keith Plaisance
Trainer:  Edward Johnston
Jockey: D. Saenz

Time: 1:23.67
Margins: 3/4,  8 3/4,  nk

2nd: Believe In Bertie

3rd: Calamity Jane


Tellike S.
June 3, 2016, Evangeline Downs
5 furlongs, for 3-Year-Old and Upwards Fillies and Mares, $60,000

City Zip-Burnished Miss, by Wild Again
Breeder:   Robert McDowell & Bethe Deal
Owner:  Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti
Trainer:  Efren Loza, Jr.
Jockey: E. Nieves

Time:  :57.99
Margins:  2 3/4,  nk,  1 1/2

2nd: Boom Bam Bing

3rd: Diamond Cutter

There were two stakes races on the Friday, June 3, 2016 race card at Evangeline Downs, the $70,000 Acadiana for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies and the $60,000 Tellike for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up. The Tellike was taken off the turf and run at five furlongs on the sloppy main track.

Sunny Oak outdueled the post-time favorite, Believe in Bertie, to win the Acadiana Stakes under jockey Diego Saenz. That pair moved away from the remainder of the field as they battled through the stretch, with Sunny Oak prevailing by ¾-length in a final time of 1:23.67 for the seven furlongs. It was another 8 ¾-lengths back to the third-place finisher, Sunny Oak’s entry-mate, Calamity Jane. Sunny Oak is owned by Keith Plaisance and trained by Edward Johnston. She was bred in Louisiana by Jeff and Darlene Wahman.

The Tellike Stakes was won by Look Into My Eyes and jockey Emanuel Nieves. She sat at the rail in mid-pack during the early stages of the five-furlong sprint before finding running room entering the stretch. She angled out and was able to overtake the early pacesetter, 13-1 longshot Diamond Cutter, and win going away by 2 ¾-lengths in a final time of 57.99 seconds. Look Into My Eyes is owned by Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti and trained by Efren Loza, Jr. She was bred in Louisiana by Robert McDowell and Bethe Deal.


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