Delta Downs Jackpot– 7th Derby Prep Race
Rise Up Wins!
Delta Downs, Vinton LA
Well another exciting Kentucky Derby prep race is completed and we do have an emerging star in the 10-Rise Up! He broke well and by the first turn was on the lead. The 4-Mighty Brown and the 5-Rum Point were in behind him. Unfortunately the 2-Coastline broke poorly out of the gate and fell to his knees and ended up trailing the field. As the race developed Rise Up slowed on the lead and others started to catch up and were stalking him. Gerard Melancon had a choke hold on Rise Up. As he turned for home, Casiguapo, Rankhasprivileges and Coastline made their moves towards Rise Up. Gerard made the turn for home and let out the reins on Rise Up and he sped down stretch and won by 8 lengths breaking the Jackpot Race record at 1.44.71.
Congrats to Rise Up, Jockey Gerard Melancon, Trainer T. Amoss and his team!
Casiguapo and Rankhaspriviledges finished 2nd and 3rd.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!
Watch the Jackpot!
http://www.deltadownsracing.com/media/live-racing-and-replays Click on the link it is Saturday the 23rd and race 7.
By Howard Dinet, CEO Angle Light Media and Host of Chasing the Triple Crown.