01/01/2017 9:37AM

Jockey Broussard sweeps weekend stakes

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Mageez paid $8.20 in winning the B-Connected on Saturday night.

Mageez gave jockey Ashley Broussard a sweep of the weekend stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night when he closed from last to win the $65,000 B-Connected. Broussard on Friday night won the track’s $65,000 Lookout with Illussion Artist.

It was the second time Broussard has swept the B-Connected and Lookout at Delta; she won the races on the same weekend in 2015. The B-Conneted and Lookout are restricted to Louisiana-breds who have not won a stakes. Each race was run at a mile.

Mageez ($8.20) trailed the field in the early stages Saturday, as Zendelphian set fractions of 22.92 seconds for the opening quarter and 47.09 for the half-mile. Mageez reached contention on the second turn and overtook the leaders in the stretch for a 1 1/2-length win over Southern Argument. It was another half-length back to favorite Fort Pulaski in third.

Mageez covered the distance on a muddy, sealed track in 1:37.90.

Delmar Caldwell trains Mageez for Double Dam Farm. The winner is a son of Musket Man.