Jessa Louisiana Zoom Tops Delta Downs Derby Qualifiers
The multiple graded stakes winning filly won the third of four trials on Friday.
June 16, 2016
Bobby D. Cox's Jessa Louisiana Zoom earned the first victory of her sophomore season in Friday's 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG3) trials for Louisiana-breds.
Ridden by Donald Watson for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr., Jessa Louisiana Zoom won the third of four heats by three-quarters of a length in :19.618. The brown daughter of champion Jessa Louisiana Blue earned the fastest qualifying time to the $244,430 final on July 9, closing night of Delta Downs' Quarter Horse meet.
Jessa Louisiana Zoom was bred by Lyle Guillory. The filly, who sold for $22,000 buy at the 2014 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association Yearling Sale, has banked $533,553 from eight outs, and her five wins include last year's Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) and Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity (RG2), both at Delta Downs.
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