SCOTT GELNER TRAINEE SNARES FIRST STAKES WIN
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $70,000 B Connected Stakes on Saturday afternoon and the fans on hand were treated to an incredible finish as Kendel Standlee’s Izzy’s Baby Boy just nosed out Jax Man for the win under jockey Thomas Pompell. The race was for older Louisiana-bred horses who had not won a stakes race competing at 7-1/2 furlongs.
The B Connected featured a full field of 10 runners and the early pace was set by Magawildtime, who carved out fractional times of 23.55 seconds for the opening quarter mile and 48.29 for the half. As the field turned for home Izzy’s Baby Boy drew alongside Magawildtime as the pair clocked three-quarters of a mile in 1:14.44. At the head of the lane Magawildtime time fought back at the rail and took the lead again before Izzy’s Baby Boy and late runner Jax Man went by late and finished only a nose apart.
After the photograph was examined it was Izzy’s Baby Boy who got the decision over Jax Man, while Magawildtime settled for third, another half length behind the top pair. The final time for the winner was 1:35.47 while racing over a fast track.
The win by Izzy’s Baby Boy was the fifth of his 31-race career and his first in stakes company. He earned $42,000 for the effort and now has a career bankroll of $208,235.
Bred in Louisiana by his owner, Izzy’s Baby Boy is a 6-year-old chestnut gelding by Shackleford, out of the Yankee Victor mare Lady Carmen.
Izzy’s Baby Boy was sent to the gate at odds of 7-1 and paid $16.20 to win, $8.60 to place and $5 to show. Jax Man was worth $9.20 to place and $7.40 to show. Magawildtime returned $19.40 to show.
For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.