11/18/2014 5:51PM

Overflow fields for Delta Downs Jackpot, Princess

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Emily Shields
Juvenile BC Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi was made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Delta Downs Princess.

The Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot and Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess both drew overflow fields on Tuesday, when entries were taken for the Saturday features. The route races for 2-year-olds anchor a card of eight stakes worth $2.3 million. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has the morning-line favorites for both stakes, with Mr. Z installed the track’s 5-2 choice in the Jackpot and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi made 2-1 for the Princess.

Delta will have a special afternoon post of 1:15 p.m. Central on Saturday. The Jackpot and Princess are part of an all-stakes pick four that runs on races 4-7. The bet will have a minimum guaranteed pool of $200,000. The sequence opens with the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel and the $200,000 Treasure Chest that drew Grade 1 winner Spring in the Air.

The Jackpot, which goes as the seventh race, drew 12 horses but just 10 will make up the body of the field on the six-furlong track at Delta. Scratch time is 10 a.m. Central on Friday. The field from the rail with riders is: Prime Engine, Russell Baze; Dekabrist, Jesus Rios; Mr. Z, Paco Lopez; Conquest Tsunami, Shaun Bridgmohan; Saratoga Heater, Joel Rosario; Golden Actor, Jose Gallego; Red Button, Tyler Baze; Wake Up Nick, Mario Gutierrez; Far Right, Corey Lanerie; and Ocho Ocho Ocho, Mike Smith. The also eligibles are Unblunted, Joe Talamo, and Two Six Wins, Martin Pedroza.

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The Princess, which goes as the sixth race, also drew 12 horses but will be limited to 10 starters just like the Jackpot. The field from the rail with riders is: Danessa Deluxe, Rios; Lil Super Bear, Quincy Hamilton; Temper Mint Patty, Joel Rosario; Miss Mandate, Bridgmohan; Skipalute, Lanerie; Take Charge Brandi, Lopez; Vivian Da Bling, Chris Rosier; Spooled, Fernando De La Cruz; Sharla Rae, Kyle Frey; and Majestic Presence, Baze. The also eligibles are Divine Dawn and Lovely Maria, with Kerwin Clark named on both for trainer Larry Jones. Majestic Presence will add blinkers for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

The Jackpot, at a mile and a sixteenth, and the Princess, at a mile, will both be run around two turns at Delta. The races each carry 10 points toward the preference systems administered by Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. The Jackpot and Princess are the richest offerings of the meet at Delta.  

Other highlights of the Jackpot Day card include the $250,000 Delta Mile. The race for 3-year-olds and up drew defending champ Grand Contender as well as Group 1 winner Mystery Train; Presque Isle Mile winner Decisive Moment; multiple stakes winner Sunbean; and Governor’s Cup winner Code West. It will go as the eighth race Saturday.

The entire card will be streamed live at Daily Racing Form at: http://www.drf.com/events/delta-downs-jackpot-delta-downs.