Delta Downs hosted the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies on Friday night, November 16, 2018.
The Louisiana Jewel turned into a coming out party for James Mcingvale’s Goodprofit, who broke her maiden while under jockey Gerard Melancon. The Chris Richard trainee was coming off a runner-up effort in her first start of the season on October 26.
Goodprofit was reserved early in the one-mile Jewel as she sat nearly 10 lengths off the pace set by Cohenscollegefund, who set fractional times of 23.57 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 49.12 for the half. As the field of six made the second and final turn of the race it was wagering favorite Silvercents who took a brief lead before Goodprofit stormed by at the head of the lane. Through the homestretch Goodprofit opened up an insurmountable lead and reported home 5-1/4 lengths in front of Silvercents for the win. Fortune Got Even rallied late for third, another 2-3/4 lengths behind the top pair.
Goodprofit covered the distance over a fast track in a time of 1:41.96.
The winner’s prize in the Jewel was $60,000 and it raised Goodprofit’s bankroll to $75,350. She has now won once from five career starts.
Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Goodprofit is a bay filly by Guilt Trip out of the Charismatic mare Charming Colleen.
Victory Trip went gate-to-wire June 13 to represent Guilt Trip‘s first winner from the stallion’s first starter.
Victory Trip, a 2-year-old colt bred by Terry Adcock in Louisiana, broke on top to set fractions of :23.06 and :46.71 through a half-mile and finished out the 4 1/2-furlong maiden test in a final time of :53.17 over a fast track.
With no challengers in the remaining field of four, Victory Trip sped to a 7 3/4-length score.
The colt was purchased at the 2017 Equine Sales of Louisiana yearling sale by his connections for $20,000. He is out of the Songandaprayer mare Anne Margaret.
Guilt Trip, a 9-year-old son of Pulpit, was campaigned by Gary and Mary West and trainers Chad Brown, Bob Baffert, and Wayne Catalano. After breaking his maiden in his second start with Brown and following it with an allowance-level score, he was unable to make the grade as a 3-year-old. But he returned the following year to take the Strub Stakes (G2) with Baffert.
Bred by Winsong Farm in Kentucky, Guilt Trip is out of the Quiet American mare Mysterieuse Etoile. From two crops the stallion has 67 registered foals to date.
Guilt Trip stands at Jay Adcock’s Red River Farms in Louisiana for $2,500.