Going Noble Wins Harrah's Entertainment Futurity

The homebred gelding scores at Louisiana Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Everardo Rodriguez rode Going Noble to a 1 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's Grade 3 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs. PHOTO: Hodges Photography

Going Noble, a homebred son of FDD Going Grand, overcame a less-than-perfect start to win Wednesday's $238,090 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.

Ridden by Everardo Rodriguez and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Going Noble covered 300 yards in :15.258, and his winning margin was 1 1/4 lengths from Patriotic Games. Lanny Keith prepped the sorrel gelding for owner Mercy Hinklin's Horse Farm LLC.

"That break was something, but Everardo did an excellent job correcting him," said Keith. "He's one fast colt."

Going Noble made his debut with a two-length win in the first of seven trials on March 3. The gelding is out of A Noble Jess Elle, a winning homebred 7-year-old daughter of Jess Elie who ran second in the 2013 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity.

Going Noble earned $107,141 to push his bankroll to $109,541.

Capitan de la Playa, Fivebarlove, Waving Cartel, Rock Winners Jese, JLS First Prize Elva, Empyro, and KR Mr Winter completed the order of finish. Eighth-fastest qualifier Parti Wagon was scratched.

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