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Press ReleaseJune 29, 2014
Trainer Kenneth L. Roberts Sr. saw his trainees FDD Going Grand and Jetblack Gold Moment finish first and second, respectively, in the Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) on May 31 at Delta Downs, and on Saturday he night the same thing happened in the $50,000 Miss Polly Classic (G3), only in reverse order.
Jetblack Gold Moment, who was ridden by jockey Danny Lavergne, used a determined late rally to defeat FDD Going Grand by a neck while Dashin Brown Streak was another three-quarters of a length behind in third. Jetblack Gold Moment covered 400 yards in :19.454, which established a new stakes record and it equaled a speed index of 97.
Mercy Hinklin’s Horse Farm LLC owns Jetblack Gold Moment, who notched her sixth career victory with the Miss Polly Classic score and she earned $30,000 for the effort. Overall she has earned $275,170 during her 14 career starts.
Jetblack Gold Moment is a 4-year-old sorrel mare by Jet Black Patriot out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royally Streak. She was bred in Texas by Mercy Hinklin.
In other action on the Saturday program, trainer Kenneth Weeks snared his third Alabama Futurity (R) win in the last five years as his charge Kwik Version broke fast and dominated throughout in the 330-yard showdown. Kwik Version was the fastest qualifier for the $59,535 race for Alabama-breds, and he defeated Hiclass Kisses by two lengths with A Classic Roller wining up third.
Kwik Version covered the distance in a time of :16.913, which earned him a speed index of 84.
The victory by Kwik Version marked the second of his three-race career. He added $30,065 to his bankroll, which now stands at $35,885.
Kwik version was ridden to victory by jockey Rafael Fernandez, who enjoyed a riding double on the program. The 2-year-old brown gelding by Winners Version, out of the Its Royal Time mare Crazy Kwik Chick, was bred by Legacy Ranch. He is owned by Donna and Kenneth Weeks.
Delta Downs will begins its next-to-last week of American Quarter Horse racing for 2014 on Wednesday night with another 10-race program that is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. CT.
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