Valid Expectations Draws Rail Post for Harrah's Futurity
The fastest qualifier returns in Wednesday's 300-yard, $263,000 final at Louisiana Downs.
March 20, 2016
Valid Expectations, a homebred Jet Black Patriot filly racing for Mercy Hinklin’s Horse Farm LLC, is one of 10 juveniles entered back in Wednesday’s 300-yard, $263,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.
The fastest qualifier, Valid Expectations made her debut with a dominating 3 3/4-length victory in the fourth of nine trials on March 1. The filly drew post 1 and will be ridden by Donald Watson for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr. in the Harrah’s Futurity final.
Ardor, the second-fastest qualifier, won the third trial by 3 1/4-lengths at odds of 32-1. A son of Ivory James trained by Jorge Luis Barrera for owner JF Racing & Farm LLC, the gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Valid Expectations (Donald Watson)
Ardor (Ricky Ramirez)
Duponte (Francisco Ramirez Jr.)
Marfilous (David Alvarez)
Do It Again (Antonio Alberto)
Jess Zoe (Alfonso Lujan)
Shez Freaky (Camilo Castillo)
Carmel Diamond (Rodrigo Vallejo)
Jeffs Knightmare (Eddie Sanchez)
Mega Hero (Luis Vivanco)
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