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Ought To Go Tee Fastest For Lee Berwick Futurity

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020
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OUGHT TO GO TEE AND SAN LORENZO QUALIFY FASTEST FOR THE $1,025,782 LEE BERWICK FUTURITY

-  THE AUGUST 22 FINAL WILL MARK THE RICHEST RACE IN LOUISIANA HISTORY -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs concluded 20 trials on Saturday night for what will be the richest race in Louisiana history regardless of breed, the $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will take place on Saturday, August 22. A total of 10 trials were held on both Friday and Saturday this weekend with the five fastest horses from each program making it to the starting gate for the season finale.

The fastest 350-yard clocking from the Friday card was produced by Jose U. Oviedo’s Ought to Go Tee, who won the eighth trial on the night and was ridden by Rolando Cabrera. The Fernando Lopez trainee traveled the distance in 17.360 seconds which equaled a speed index of 98. Each race on Friday and Saturday was contested over a fast track.

Ought to Go Tee has now won two races from three lifetime starts but his biggest payday came when he finished second to Sir Louisiana Dash in the $357,981 Laddie Futurity (RG2) on July 4. He earned $7,200 for his Friday night score and his career bankroll now stands at $74,056. Each of the Lee Berwick trials carried a purse of $12,000.

Bred in Louisiana by Ronald J. Gale, Ought to Go Tee is a 2-year-old bay gelding by Tee Cos, out of the Bigtime Favorite mare Vf Ought to Go Max.

Listed below are the five fastest qualifiers from Friday night’s program.

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          Ought to Go Tee                     Rolando Cabrera                     Fernando Lopez                      17.360
2          Denalia Sweet Jess                  Modesto Pina                          Wendy Garcia                         17.455
3          San Lorenzo Flash                  Rolando Pina                           Jesus Marquez                         17.546
4          Shortstop Express                   Ublado Luna                           Fructuoso Huitron                   17.572
5          Tf Runaway Dashin                Antonio Alberto                      Alonzo Neri                            17.669

The fastest time from the Saturday night program was achieved by Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s San Lorenzo, who won the ninth trial of the night and was ridden by David Alvarez. The Jesus Marquez trainee stopped the clock in a time of 17.365 seconds for a speed index of 96.

San Lorenzo has now won two of three races during his career. He broke his maiden at first asking in the Laddie Futurity trials and then proceeded to finish fifth in the final. After taking home $7,200 on Saturday night he now has a bankroll of $34,679.

Bred in Louisiana by Jim & Natalie Montgomery, San Lorenzo is a 2-year-old bay colt by Coronas Leaving You, out of the Mr Eye Opener mare In the Open.

Listed below are the five fastest qualifiers from Saturday night’s program.

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          San Lorenzo                            David Alvarez                         Jesus Marquez                         17.365
2          Carters Yachtz                        Everardo Rodriguez                Martin Trejo                            17.422
3          El Camino Cl                          Eddie Sanchez                        Jose Luis Sanchez, III            17.496
4          Neutral B                                Heriberto Orozco                    Eduardo Morales                     17.520
5          Runaway Fast Dash                Antonio Alberto                      Ned Goutierrez, III                 17.617

Delta Downs will now take a week off from live racing before the last two weeks of the meet. Racing will resume on Thursday, August 13 with first post time set for 6:15 pm.

For more information about the 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.

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