Jet Black Zoomer Returns in Mardi Gras Derby Trials
The Jet Black Patriot gelding risks his three-race win streak Sunday at Louisiana Downs.
February 17, 2016
Joseph Landreneau’s Jet Black Zoomer will put his three-race win streak on the line in Sunday’s 400-yard Mardi Gras Derby (R) trials at Louisiana Downs..
A gelded son of Jet Black Patriot trained by Kelli Smith, Jet Black Zoomer is coming off of a neck victory over Jess A Saint in the 350-yard, $25,000 Bill Montgomery Stakes (R) at Louisiana downs on January 16. Jet Black Zoomer has earned $87,196 from nine outs.
Jet Black Zoomer will be ridden by Antonio Alberto from post 9 in the first of three trials.
Jess A Saint, a graded stakes winning son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue trained by Miguel Rodriguez for owner Julio Rios, drew post 2 in the second heat. The gelding has banked $469,816 from eight races, and his three wins include a half-length victory in last year’s 400-yard, $1-million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Association Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.
Raul Ramirez Jr. will ride Jess A Saint on Sunday.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the March 12, $50,000-added Mardi Gras Derby final.
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