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Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes - 2012 Entries, M/L Odds, & Winning Predictions

Posted on 16 November 2012 by Craig
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The dust has settled from the 2012 Breeders Cup, today we look at one of the bigger races left this year the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes. Jackpot is one of the last graded stakes races for 2 year olds, winner will surely be on the 2013 Kentucky Derby short list (last years winner Sabercat was longshot in 2012 Kentucky Derby). 

The Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes will be on Saturday 11/17/12 race #7 with post time set for 4:15 PM EST. Jackpot will be run over the Delta Downs dirt course at a distance of 1 1/16 miles and is a two turn event.  

Odds-makers have a competitive group of nine colts going post-ward, current M/L odds favorite is Goldencents (5/2) followed closely by Bern Identity (7/2). 

Many will be watching Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail (9/2) to see if the Dwayne Lucas trainee can stretch out in distance and put himself in Derby contention. 


2012 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes - Post Position, Entries, M/L Odds, Jockey, Trainer

PP M/L Odds Horse Jockey Weight Trainer
1 7/2 Bern Identity (KY) P Lopez 122 K J Breen
2 20/1 Heaven's Runway (KY) C L Marquez 119 B Chatters
3 6/1 Central Banker (KY) M Mena 117 A M Stall, Jr.
4 15/1 Mylute (KY) G Melancon 117 T M Amoss
5 9/2 Hightail (KY) R Maragh 119 D W Lukas
6 8/1 Itsmyluckyday (KY) A Serpa 119 E Plesa, Jr.
7 4/1 Know More (KY) M Gutierrez 122 D F O'Neill
8 20/1 Show Some Magic (KY) R E Eramia 117 S M Asmussen
9 5/2 Goldencents (KY) K Krigger 117 D F O'Neill

Predicted Order of Finish Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes

1st Place: #7 Know More (4/1) - This has been the year for trainer/owner combination of Doug Oneil and Paul Redam. Last time out in BC Juvenile Turf finished a trouble 13th but Oneil has said that he never had chance to run and he is drawing line through that race. If O'Neill likes this colt that much then who are we to question Know More ability. 

2nd Place: #5 Hightail (9/2) - The Coach Dwayne Lucas pulled off big upset to win the BC Juvenile Sprint with Hightail but he said right after the race this colts best running will be much longer distances. After the race Lucas said Hightail came out of it amazing and was kicking the stall door down to get back to the track. 

3rd Place: #9 Goldencents (5/2) - Was not nominated for the Breeders Cup but has same class of any of the other 2 year olds. O'Neill loved Goldencents run in the Champagne, even in defeat thought this one showed big heart. Should see this one hit the board as race sits up perfect for him.

Winning Wagers for 2012 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes

$100 Win/Place: #7 Know More

$10 Exacta Box: #7 Know More, #5 Hightail, #9 Goldencents

$1 Trifecta Wheel: #7 Know More, #5 Hightail with #7 Know More, #5 Hightail, #9 Goldencents, with ALL


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