Delta Downs Meet Opens with Delta Dash Stakes, Old South Derby Trials

The Louisiana track starts its 46-night season on Friday.

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Joel Galindo's Scoopies Leaving You, pictured here winning last year's Delta Dash Stakes, is one of 10 sprinters entered in this year's Delta Dash, which will be contested on Friday. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You, a multiple stakes winning 7-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Friday’s 250-yard, $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes at Delta Downs.

Trained by Kevin Broussard, Scoopies Leaving You is coming off of a Louisiana Downs winter campaign during which the stallion scored a neck victory as the 5-2 favorite in the 250-yard, $15,000 Harrah’s Dash Stakes on January 6. Scoopies Leaving You drew post 2 and will be ridden by Donald Watson for trainer Kevin Broussard.

Other Delta Dash contenders include DM La Jolla, a 4-year-old gelded son of Hiclass La Jolla trained by Porfirio Fierro for owner Horses of Fire Inc. DM La Jolla will be making his season debut and his first start since November 4, when he ran second, a neck behind winner RC Me Leaving You, in the 400-yard, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Handicap (R) for Texas-breds at Lone Star Park.

DM La Jolla drew post 3 and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Heasablackmagic (David A. Alvarez)
Scoopies Leaving You (Donald Watson)
DM La Jolla (Rolando Cabrera)
Undivided Atemption (John Hamilton)
Sassy Chic 3341 (Damian Martinez)
MPS Shake Em N Style (Everardo Rodriguez)
Dash Dont Cheat (Luis Vivanco)
BJs Magic Wings (Luciano Duenez)
Mr Coco Pilota (Ubaldo Luna)
The Golden Bowl (Raul Ramirez Jr.)

Also on Friday, 46 3-year-olds have been entered in five 350-yard Old South Derby trials.

Grade 2 winner Sixes Flash, a Streakin Sixes colt trained by Barbara Alcantara for owner Rancho Herradura LLC, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera in the first heat. Sixes Flash has earned $155,025 from 11 outs, and his two wins include a neck victory at odds of 13-1 in the 350-yard, $274,000 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday’s trials will meet in the May 11 , $25,000-added Old South Derby final.

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