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Louisiana Breeders' Laddie Futurity

TDZ Jet Black Down gets his first stakes win.
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Tony Doughtie's TDZ Jet Black Down, a homebred son of the Game Patriot stallion Jet Black Patriot and the sixth-fastest qualifier, rallied to win Saturday's $369,405 Louisiana Breeders' Laddie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred colts and geldings at Delta Downs.

Ridden by John Hamilton for trainer Kenny Roberts, TDZ Jet Black Down defeated fastest qualifier and 17-10 favorite Ed O by a head while covering 330 yards in :16.691. The bay gelding earned a 96 speed index and the $184,703 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory.

β€œI knew the first time I worked him that he was special," said Hamilton."I was hoping to be a little further in front tonight, but he got the job done.”

TDZ Jet Black Down's dam, Miss Barton County, is a winning homebred daughter of 1996 champion 2-year-old colt Toast To Dash. He made his debut with a third-place finish in a 300-yard Mardi Gras Futurity  (RG2) trial at Louisiana Downs on March 23.

β€œIt takes a lot of hard work to get this far," said Roberts. "I thank Tony and his wife for giving me the opportunity to work with such good horses.

"The start at Louisiana Downs helped him, I believe," the trainer added. "Now we just have to catch up with some of those fast fillies.”

TDZ Jet Black Down has won two of three starts and has banked $192,563.

RF Apolliticalcookie, Train Of Diamonds, Jess Redwhiteandblue, Love The Way You Fly, Candy Coated Rogue, Blueacrossyourmind, Jrs Sir Pop A Top, and JJ Jess An Meteorite completed the order of finish.

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