07/12/2005 11:00PM

Delta Downs track report


Vals Fortune, the millionaire Quarter Horse who set a track record at Delta Downs the last time he raced at the track, is among those considered possible for the Grade 3, $100,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes on Sunday at Delta.

The Classic is one of seven Louisiana-bred stakes for Quarter Horses that will make up the final card of the meet. The richest stakes on the program is the Grade 2, $336,150 Lee Berwick Futurity.

Vals Fortune won the Grade 2 MBNA America East Challenge Championship at Delta in track-record time in his last start May 22. He covered 440 yards in 21.41 seconds and earned a speed index of 109. Heath Taylor trains Vals Fortune, who has won 18 of 20 starts and $1,013,192.

* Oxygen, who is 2 for 3 at Delta since shipping up from Mexico, faces a competitive group of older horses in the featured ninth race Friday night. The open allowance is a 300-yard race for Quarter Horses.

* Delta began offering 10-cent superfectas on its races late last month. The reduced-price wager enables patrons to box four horses for $2.40.

* Delta will open its 88-date meet for Thoroughbreds on Oct. 21.