Delta Downs hosted a pair of stakes races on Friday night which included the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 Treasure Chest for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares.
The Louisiana Jewel turned into a coming out party for James Mcingvale's Goodprofit, who broke her maiden while under jockey Gerard Melancon. The Chris Richard trainee was coming off a runner-up effort in her first start of the season on October 26.
Goodprofit was reserved early in the one-mile Jewel as she sat nearly 10 lengths off the pace set by Cohenscollegefund, who set fractional times of 23.57 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 49.12 for the half. As the field of six made the second and final turn of the race it was wagering favorite Silvercents who took a brief lead before Goodprofit stormed by at the head of the lane. Through the homestretch Goodprofit opened up an insurmountable lead and reported home 5-1/4 lengths in front of Silvercents for the win. Fortune Got Even rallied late for third, another 2-3/4 lengths behind the top pair.
Goodprofit covered the distance over a fast track in a time of 1:41.96.
The winner's prize in the Jewel was $60,000 and it raised Goodprofit's bankroll to $75,350. She has now won once from five career starts.
Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Goodprofit is a bay filly by Guilt Trip out of the Charismatic mare Charming Colleen.
This year's Treasure Chest Stakes scratched down to a field of five but it didn't lack excitement as Brittlyn Stable, Inc.'s Testing One Two earned a hard-fought victory under jockey Diego Saenz. The Victor Arceneaux trainee remained undefeated at Delta Downs with the win as she has taken all four of her local starts. Overall, she has won six of 10 outings during her career.
After breaking alertly in the one-mile test for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares, Testing One Two got a perfect stalking trip behind pacesetters Inspightof and Americium. The front-running pair dueled for the lead as they carved out fractional times of 23.44 second for the opening quarter-mile, 48.24 for the half, and 1:13.01 for three-quarters. As the field turned for home Testing One Two began a sustained rally three wide before running down Inspeightof in the lane for a neck victory. Americium stayed on for third another 3-1/2 lengths behind the top pair.
Testing One Two covered the Treasure Chest distance in a time of 1:39.49.
Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Testing One Two earned $45,000 for the victory on Friday night and now boasts a career bankroll of $299,060. Testing One Two is bay filly by Star Guitar out of the Scat Daddy mare Yes Sir.
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