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Press ReleaseMay 18, 2014
Delta Downs hosted a pair or stakes races on Saturday night. Jess A Rogue was victorious in the $83,615 Old South Futurity for 2-year-olds, while Big Timer orchestrated an upset in the $55,000 Delta 550 Championship (R) for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and older.
The win by Jess A Rogue, who is owned by Triple M Farms LLC (Menard) and is trained by Trey Ellis, was a dramatic one as the filly fought hard to the finish line under jockey Alfonso Lujan and won by just a nose over the tenacious On The Wagon. It was another half-length back to the third-place finisher Jess Toast Winner.
Jess A Rogue completed the 330-yard distance of the Old South in a time of :16.640, which earned her a speed index of 92.
The victory by Jess A Rogue was the second of her undefeated career. She also won a trial for the Old South in her career debut on April 26. Saturday’s effort earned her $41,808 and she has now banked a total of $46,808 in all.
Jess A Rogue is a bay filly by Heza Fast Dash out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jess Rogue. She was bred in Louisiana by her owner.
Big Timer’s tally in the Delta 550 Championship came as a surprise to the betting public as the Vann Haywood trainee was sent off at odds of 15-1 in a field of eight. The property of Stacey Moak, who also bred the gelding in Louisiana, beat Bipty Dash by a neck with T Boy P finishing another two lengths behind the top pair.
Big Timer went 550 yards under jockey David Alvarez in a time of :26.704 and earned a speed index of 97.
The win by Big Timer was the fourth of his 14-race career. He earned $33,000 for his effort and his career bankroll now stands at $97,606.
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