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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI
VINTON, LA—JUNE 11, 2019—Graded stakes winners TDZ Jet Black Down and HH Gailforce are among the 139 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs.
Fifteen trials will be contested. Post time for the first trial is set for 3:45 p.m. (CDT). The 15th heat is scheduled to go off at 9:35.
TDZ Jet Black Down will be stretching out in distance off of his head victory in the 330-yard, $369,405 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) on May 18. Kenneth Roberts Sr. trains the homebred Jet Black Patriot gelding for owner Tony Doughtie.
TDZ Jet Black Down drew post 8 and will be ridden by John Hamilton in the 10th heat.
HH Gailforce is trained by Joel Cantu for the Egoizzta Partnership. A bay daughter of Freighttrain B, the filly has earned $171,979 from four outs, and her three wins include a neck victory in the March 16, $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs.
Other prominent state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s trials include Ed O, a gelded son of Mr Piloto who is coming off of a second-place finish to TDZ Jet Black Down in the Laddie Futurity. Jose U. Lopez trains Ed O for owner Edwardo Lopez.
Ed O drew post 4 and will be ridden by Noe Villatoro in the 13th trial.
The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s Lee Berwick Futurity trials will meet in the July 6, $200,000-added final.
The Lee Berwick Futurity trials, and all Delta Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.