Zooboo, Hez Kwik Return in Vinton Stakes

Eight Louisiana-bred sophomores are entered in Saturday's stakes at Delta Downs.


Eight Louisiana-bred sophomores have been entered in Saturday's $50,000 Vinton Stakes at Delta Downs.

Stakes winners Zooboo and Hez Kwik are among the eight Louisiana-bred sophomores entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Vinton Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.|

Zooboo will be stretching out in distance off of his neck victory at odds of 18-1 in the 350-yard, $94,000 Mardi Gras Derby (R) at Louisiana Downs on March 18. The gelded son of Coronas Leaving You is trained by Martin Trejo for owner Rosalio Espinosa.

Zooboo drew post 8 and will be ridden by Cipriano Vidana.

Hez Kwik will be making his season debut from post 6 in the Vinton. Racing for Richard Mendoza from the barn of trainer Eliseo Celestino, the gray Heza Fast Dash gelding ended his 2-year-old campaign with a three-race winning streak that included a neck victory in the 350-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

Hez Kwik will be ridden by Ricardo Hernandez Jr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Jrs Coronas Shadow (Donald Watson)
Fired Up Perry (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
Toasted Runaway (John Hamilton)
One Hot Flame (Eddie Sanchez)
Tf Racee Runaway (J.R. Ramirez)
Hez Kwik (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
Dragon N Panther (Randy Edison)
Zooboo (Cipriano Vidana)

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