TESTING ONE TWO REMAINS UNBEATEN AT DELTA DOWNS IN THE TREASURE CHEST

This year’s $75,000 Treasure Chest Stakes for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares scratched down to a field of five but it didn’t lack excitement as Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Testing One Two earned a hard-fought victory under jockey Diego Saenz. The Victor Arceneaux trainee remained undefeated at Delta Downs with the win as she has taken all four of her local starts. Overall, she has won six of 10 outings during her career.

After breaking alertly in the one-mile test for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares, Testing One Two got a perfect stalking trip behind pacesetters Inspightof and Americium. The front-running pair dueled for the lead as they carved out fractional times of 23.44 second for the opening quarter-mile, 48.24 for the half, and 1:13.01 for three-quarters. As the field turned for home Testing One Two began a sustained rally three wide before running down Inspeightof in the lane for a neck victory. Americium stayed on for third another 3-1/2 lengths behind the top pair.

Testing One Two covered the Treasure Chest distance in a time of 1:39.49.

Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Testing One Two earned $45,000 for the victory on Friday night and now boasts a career bankroll of $299,060. Testing One Two is bay filly by Star Guitar out of the Scat Daddy mare Yes Sir.

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Testing One Two holds off Inspeightof to win the 2018 Treasure Chest Stakes. Coady Photography.

Treasure Chest Stakes
Delta Downs, 11-16-18, 1 mile
Three-Year-Olds and upwards, Fillies and Mares, $75,000

TESTING ONE TWO
Star Guitar–Yes Sir
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Inspeightof
Orb–Quick Flip
Breeder: Hunter Valley Farm & Adrian Regan
Owner: Ben Rollins
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Jockey: Gerard Melancon

3rd
Americium
Brilliant Speed–Sweet Maple
Breeder: Jose Luis Espinoza
Owner: M and M Racing (Mike Sisk)
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

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