Marfilous Returns in Delta’s Grade 2, $271,950 Firecracker Futurity

The fastest qualifier drew post 6 in search of her first stakes win.

Martin Trejo's Marfilous will seek her first stakes victory in Saturday's Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Marfilous, a gray daughter of Ivory James owned and trained by Martin Trejo, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $271,950 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

The fastest qualifier, Marfilous is coming off of a three-quarter length victory as the 2-1 favorite in the first of six trials on June 11. Marfilous has won two of three starts and has earned $16,708, and she was a finalist in the March 23, $268,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.

Marfilous was acquired for $9,500 at last year’s Texas Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale. The filly will be ridden by David Alvarez.

Sizzlin Stewart, a homebred Sizzlin Cartel gelding trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owners Pat Crabtree and Don Stewart, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz. The 10th-fastest qualifier, Sizzlin Stewart has banked $50,068 from three outs, and his two wins include a three-quarter length victory as the 3-2 favorite in the 330-yard, $89,000 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs on May 14.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Sizzlin Stewart (Gilbert Ortiz)
Jess Cruzin The Mall (John Hamilton)
Bluesville (Noe Villatoro)
Dash For A Lil Cash (Joe Badilla Jr.)
Roostersito (Antonio Alberto)
Marfilous (David Alvarez)
Carmel Diamond (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
Jen And Vodka (J.R. Ramirez)
Leaveafamousmemory (Alfonso Lujan)
Platinum Fdd (Damian Martinez)

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