FIRST U MAKE AROUX
Due Date–Chef Bertie
Breeder: Lora Pitre
Owner: Cheryl Dendy and Dennis Dendy
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne
Jockey: Edgar S. Prado
2nd Sarah’s Passion
Songandaprayer–My Holy Belle
Breeder: Perform Stables, Inc.
Owner: Perform Stables, Inc.
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez
3rd Joe G’s Payback
Breeder: Spanish Cross Stable, LLC
Owner: P. Dale Ladner and Scott Creel
Trainer: Brett A. Brinkman
Jockey: Gerard Melancon
A very competitive field of 12 accredited 2-year-old Louisiana-bred fillies put on a good show in the six-furlong $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies.
First U Make Aroux ($8.60) was a debut winner for conditioner Justin Jeansonne. Owned by Cheryl and Dennis Dendy, the filly by Due Date scored on July 17 at Evangeline Downs. She made her stakes foray under Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado,who flew in this morning from Florida.
“I watched her race and talked to the trainer earlier today,” said Prado. “It looked like she was a nice filly, so I just tried to keep her clear.”
She responded well, taking the lead at the quarter-pole and drawing off to a 2 ¼ length lead in 1:12.40.
Sarah’s Passion, winner of the filly’s division of the $75,000 D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity on July 5 at Evangeline Downs, ran second for trainer Ricky Courville.Joe G’s was next and Schiff’s Corner completed the superfecta.
Sent off as the second choice in the wagering, First U Make Aroux paid $8.80. The undefeated filly will likely make her next start at Delta Downs, according to Jeansomme.
Due Date-Flame Run
Breeder: Bertram Klein & Richard Klein
Owner: Klein Racing
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Jockey: Roberto Morales
2nd Cajun Creed
Jimmy Creed-Surprise Squall
Breeder: Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown
Owner: Horseplayers Racing Club LLC
Trainer: Danny Pish
Jockey: Gerard Melancon
3rd Pound For Pound
Redding Colliery-Buttercup’s Song
Breeder: J. Adcock & B&B Bloodstock
Owner: Israel Flores Horses LLC
Trainer: Jose Grimaldo
Jockey: Gerber Pivaral
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs closed out its fifth week of racing on Saturday night with the $150,000 Louisiana Legacy serving as the featured event. The one-mile test for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds was taken by Klein Racing’s Gladyousawme, who pushed his brief record to three wins in as many starts while taking his stakes debut under jockey Roberto Morales.
After breaking cleanly from the gate in a field of 10, Gladyousawme was determined to set the pace while saving ground the entire trip after breaking from the inner-most post position. The Brad Cox trainee carved out fractional times of 24.11 seconds for the quarter-mile, 49.25 for the half and 1:48.48 for three-quarters while feeling the pressure of Cajun Creed throughout the journey. In the homestretch, Gladyousawme was under tremendous pressure but pulled clear late to score a 1-1/2 length win over Cajun Creed with Pound for Pound settling for third another three-quarters of a length behind the runner-up.
Gladyousawme completed the eight-furlong trip over a fast track in a time of 1:40.48 seconds.
Gladyousawme earned $90,000 for his effort in the Louisiana Legacy and has now placed $130,800 in his bankroll during his brief career, which started at Indiana Grand on September 27 in a maiden turf race before defeating allowance foes at Delta Downs one month later.
Bred in Louisiana by Bertram Clein & Richard Klein, Gladyousawme is a 2-year-old chestnut colt by Due Date, out of the Hard Spun mare Flame Run.
Sent to the gate as the 6-5 wagering favorite, Gladyousawme returned $4.40 to win, $3 to place and $2.40 to show. Cajun Creed was worth $4.20 to place and $3.20 to show. Pound for Pound paid $5.60 to show.
Delta Downs will conduct a special Thanksgiving Week of racing next week with special daytime race cards taking place Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 1:35 pm. The track will be dark on Thursday for Thanksgiving Day before returning to the regular post time of 5:30 pmon Friday and Saturday nights.
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