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Louisiana-Bred Futurities Headline Nine-Race Saturday Card at Delta Downs


Fastest qualifier and 9-5 morning-line favorite Sheza Fast Blood drew post 7 in Saturday's $318,983 Lassie Futurity(RG2) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JUNE 9, 2021—Jess Dash Fast, a graded stakes winning daughter of Heza Fast Dash owned by Juan M. Montoya, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 330-yard, $318,983 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-old fillies at Delta Downs.

Jess Dash Fast has earned $63,091 from three starts, and her record includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner KK Sandra Patriot, in the 300-yard, $350,000 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs on March 27. A $21,500 purchase at last year’s Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, the filly will be ridden by Jorge Garcia for trainer Levi Mays.

Rayne Knight’s Sheza Fast Blood, an Apollitical Blood filly and a $15,000 buy at last year’s LQHBA Yearling Sale, broke her maiden with a dominating 4 1/4-length victory in the fourth of 14 Lassie Futurity trials on May 21. The fastest qualifier and 9-5 morning-line favorite, the filly drew post 7 and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz for trainer Michael Zingelmann.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. JRS Carters Shadow (David Alvarez), 7-2
  2. KP Prospect (Luciano Duenez), 8-1
  3. My Liquid Love (Fabian Gallegos), 15-1
  4. Angel Britt (Donald Watson), 15-1
  5. LRH Voodoo Runner (J.R. Ramirez), 20-1
  6. Jess Dash Fast (Jorge J. Garcia), 5-1
  7. Sheza Fast Blood (Gilbert Ortiz), 9-5
  8. MP Sixty Silky (Everardo Rodriguez), 8-1
  9. Runaway First Shine (Noe Castaneda), 10-1
  10. RDD Runaway Jacquie (Juan F. Garcia Jr.), 20-1

Also on Saturday, Ultimo Alex is the 5-2 morning-line choice in the 330-yard, $346,842 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings.

A homebred son of champion Inseperable owned and trained by Jorge Haddad, Ultimo Alex has won two of three starts and has earned $14,299. The colt was the fastest qualifier to the Mardi Gras Futurity; he crossed the wire third as the 9-10 favorite in the final, but he was disqualified and placed 10th for drifting sharply.

Ultimo Alex drew post 5 and will be ridden by Luis Vivanco.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Put Me N Coach (Jesse Levario), 12-1
  2. Jess Louisiana (Floriberto Maldonado), 15-1
  3. Apollitical Tornado (Luciano Duenez), 12-1
  4. Blood Money (Everardo Rodriguez), 6-1
  5. Ultimo Alex (Luis Vivanco), 5-2
  6. TF Jess Me (Nestor Duran), 10-1
  7. JRS One Sweet Gator (Jose A. Rodriguez), 8-1
  8. TDZ Royal Runaway (Bobby Ransom), 7-2
  9. Magic Bux (Fabian Gallegos), 20-1
  10. Guidrys Credit Card (Jorge A. Mares Jr.), 5-1

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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