Old South Futurity

Old South Futurity

Jes An Angel is a prompt favorite in Saturday's 2-year-old feature at Delta Downs.

Jes An Angel. Coady Photography

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Jes An Angel, the fastest qualifier and 2-1 favorite, earned her first stakes victory in Saturday's 330-yard, $148,040 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

Prepped by Dustin Rhodes for owner Lance R. Moore, Jes An Angel defeated 9-2 third choice Coronas Margarita by three-quarters of a length in :17.173. Camilo Castillo rode the sorrel Jess Zoomin filly.

Jes An Angel was bred in Texas by Jerry Windham, a longtime breeder who was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2006. The filly is out of Ms Kates Angel, a homebred winning daughter of '87 world champion First Down Dash. Her second dam, the homebred winning Vital Sign mare Jennifer Kate, ran second in the 1998 Retama Park Futurity (G1).

Jes An Angel was coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the third of seven Old South Futurity trials on April 30. A $10,000 purchase by Moore at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, the filly has won three of four starts and has banked $85,306, and she was a finalist in the April 3, 300-yard Louisiana Downs Futurity (G3).

RF Fearless Heroine ran third, one length behind Jes An Angel. Specials Corona, Reach Thru, A Revenant Wave, Butter My Perry, Sendsation, Rain In The Dough, and Ruse Choice completed the order of finish.

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