Field Set for $182,500 EVD Derby

Sizzlin Stewart will headline the December 16 final at Evangeline Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Making his first official start in six months, Sizzlin Stewart on Saturday posted the fastest qualifying time to the December 16 EVD Derby. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Sizzlin Stewart on Saturday won the second of eight EVD Derby trials, and the Sizzlin Cartel gelding set the fastest qualifying time to the December 16, $182,500 final at Evangeline Downs.

Ridden by Manuel Gutierrez, Sizzlin Stewart covered 400 yards in :19.546, and his margin of victory was one length from Mia Kine. Juan A. Carrillo Jr. prepped the gelding for owner Gerardo Morales.

Sizzlin Stewart was bred in Texas by Stewart Horses Ltd. Raced exclusively in Louisiana, he has won three of nine outs, including last year's Old South Futurity at Delta Downs, and he has earned $64,611.

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