02/04/2004 12:00AM

Sellers gets two top mounts for Delta's Premier Night


Jockey Shane Sellers will ride two of the best Louisiana-breds in training Saturday night, when he teams with Spritely Walker in the $200,000 Championship and Zarb's Luck in the $100,000 Sprint on the Louisiana Premier Night program at Delta Downs.

There are 10 races worth at least $50,000 each on the all Louisiana-bred card. Purses for the program total $1 million.

Delta will offer a special pick four starting with race 5. There is a guaranteed pool of $25,000, and payout on the bet is mandatory, said officials with Delta.

Spritely Walker will break from the rail in the Championship, a 1 1/16-mile race for 4-year-olds and upward that drew a field of seven. Others in the race are High Hopes Star, with Ricky Faul aboard; Witt Ante, Corey Lanerie; Mister Ajax, Carlos Gonzalez; Mr. Archibald, Eddie Martin, Jr.; Prince Slew, Gerard Melancon; and Sevenforbish, E.J. Perrodin.

The Championship will go as the eighth race, with an approximate post of 9:39 p.m.

Zarb's Luck drew the rail for the Sprint, a five-furlong race for 4-year-olds and upward. The field is completed by Believe Im Special, to be ridden by Ricky Faul; One Tough Raiser, Lanerie; Fine Stormy, Martin; Bet Me Best, Casey Fusilier; Toby's Success, Melancon; Mike N' Doc, Richard Johnson; and Xtreme Monique, Chandra Rennie.

Toby's Success earned a 108 Beyer Speed Figure last out, when he set a track record in an entry-level allowance for Louisiana-breds at Fair Grounds. He covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.20.

Prized Amberpro will headline the $150,000 Distaff. The $125,000 Starlet is headed by the undefeated Placid Star, and the $125,000 Prince is headed by the undefeated Brandon's Marfa.