First Prize Denim Wins Delta Downs Derby
The gelded son of Oak Tree Special earned his second stakes victory on Saturday.
July 9, 2016
Making just his second start of the season, second-fastest qualifier First Prize Denim came from off the pace to win Saturday's $244,430 Delta Downs Derby (RG3) for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds.
First Prize Denim went 400 yards in :19.395, and the sorrel gelding's winning margin was a half of a length from fastest qualifier and 7-5 favorite Jessa Louisiana Zoom. Manuel Gutierrez rode First Prize Denim for owner Double H Racing Investment LLC and trainer Martin Trejo.
First Prize Denim was bred by Weetona Stanley of Madill, Oklahoma. The gelding's sire, Oak Tree Special, was the sport's world champion in 2003.
First Prize Denim is out of the winning homebred Fly Jess Fly mare First Prize Diamond. Raced exclusively in Louisiana, he has won five of six starts, including last year's Louisiana Breeders' Laddie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs, and the $122,215 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes victory pushed the gelding's earnings to $289,256.
Jet Black Rogue, Corona And Jewels, Telarosa, Jess Blue Intriguing, Super Sonic Patriot, Coronas Statement, Jet Black Zoomer, and The Renaissance Man completed the order of finish.
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