Gunsmoke B Sets Track Record In Develop A Plan Stakes
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
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GUNSMOKE B SETS NEW TRACK RECORD WHILE
WINNING THE DEVELOP A PLAN AT DELTA DOWNS
- THE ALEX SOLIS TRAINEE TAKES HIS SECOND STAKES RACE OF THE MEETING -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $37,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) on Saturday night and the race winner, Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s Gunsmoke B, set a new track record for 300 yards of 14.779 seconds. The clocking equaled a huge speed index of 112 and was accomplished over a fast track.
Facing six opponents in the Develop A Plan, Gunsmoke B broke sharply in the race and vied for the early lead with Gunna Be Alright before putting his rival away with just over 100 yards to go. At the finish line, the Alex Solis trainee was ¾ of a length in front of Gunna Be Alright, who just held second over Vallerro by a head. The winner was ridden to victory by Antonio Alberto.
The win by Gunsmoke B was his second of the season, as he also snared a win in the Delta Downs Dash on opening night, April 19. Overall, Gunsmoke B has won six of 25 starts and has earned a total of $89,520 after cashing his $24,000 first place check on Saturday.
Bred in Louisiana by Bielau Oaks, Gunsmoke B is a gray 6-year-old gelding by American Runaway, out of the Toast to Dash mare Dashing Pana.
Sent to the gate at odds of 4-1, Gunsmoke B paid $10 to win, $5 to place and $3.40 to show. Gunna Be Alright paid $4.20 to place and $3 to show. Vallerro paid $6.80 to show.
Delta Downs will embark on its eight week of live racing Wednesday night with another 10-race program that is set to begin at 6:15 pm CST.
For more information about the new season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.