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.
Louisiana Jewel Stakes
Delta Downs, 11-16-18, 1 mile
Two-Year-Old Fillies, $100,000
Guilt Trip–Charming Colleen
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: James McIngvale
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: Gerard Melancon
Breeder: Steve E. Holliday
Owner: Johnny B. Evans and Terry Eoff
Trainer: Terry Eoff
Jockey: Sasha Risenhoover
Fortune Got Even
Stephen Got Even–Fortune in Gold
Breeder: Wendell A. Templet
Owner: Ricky Courville
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Carlos L. Marquez