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Unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho takes the Delta Jackpot Stakes

DP Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho hooked up Mr. Z on the turn in Saturday’s $1, 000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) and was best by a nose at the wire after a stretch-long battle. It’s the second stakes score and first graded win for the 2-year-old colt by Street Sense, named for his hip number (888) in the 2014 OBS April Sale. Consigned to the sale by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, he was selected by Gary Young and purchased by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing for $200,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by James M. Cassidy, he’s now three for three and has earned $693,600 to date. The fifth OBS graduate to win the Delta Jackpot, he joins previous winners Goldencents (2012), Gourmet Dinner (2010), Birdbirdistheword (2006) and Mr. Jester (2003).  watch his under tack video

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s D’cajun Cat took the lead at the break under Gerard Melancon in Saturday’s $75,000 Sam’s Town Stakes on the Delta Jackpot undercard, surrendered it briefly on the backstretch, opened up daylight on the turn and then cruised from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Steven B. Flint. Purchased by Whispering Oaks for $300,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he’s now 13-3-2-3 and has earned $117,445. watch his under tack video