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Fastest Qualifier JLS Dashn N Zoomn Draws Heads LQHBA Million Breeders Futurity Tonight


Fastest qualifier Dashn N Zoomn is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 29, 2014—Jose Guzman’s JLS Dashn N Zoomn, the fastest qualifier, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for tonight's (Saturday) Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

Run at 400 yards for a purse of $1-million, the LQHBA Futurity is Louisiana’s richest horse race for any breed.

JLS Dashn N Zoomn is coming off of a three-length victory in the third of 13 trials on November 7. Trained by Brenda Foster, the sorrel son of the First Down Dash stallion Sir Runaway Dash has won three of seven starts and has earned $22,710..

JLS Dashn N Zoomn drew post 6 and will be ridden by Raul Ramirez Jr. in the final.

Tony Doughtie’s Jes A Fast Dasher will put his three-race win streak on the line in the LQHBA Futurity. A homebred Heza Fast Dash gelding trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Jes A Fast Dasher won the September 5, $31,000 LQHBA Sale Invitational Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

Lucas Constantin has been named to ride Jes A Fast Dasher from post 3.

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

  1. Hezarunnintoachieve (Jorge Linares), 20-1
  2. Patriot Heart (Manuel Garcia), 15-1
  3. Jes A Fast Dasher (Lucas Constantin), 7-2
  4. Firefly Fortune (Eddi Martinez), 8-1
  5. Icanonlyemagine (Patrick Watson), 9-2
  6. JLS Dashn N Zoomn (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 5-2
  7. Louisiana Sixshooter (Tami Purcell), 15-1
  8. Mudbug (G.R. Carter Jr.), 8-1
  9. LRH Jack Black (Randy Edison), 12-1
  10. Fast Preacher Man (John Hamilton), 6-1.

LQHBA Invitational Breeders’ Stakes

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds has been entered back in the 400-yard, $40,000 LQHBA Invitational Breeders’ Stakes (R).

Owner Robert S. Holland’s TM Ranch will be represented by a coupled entry consisting of RBD Fastestdashndeb and Heza Louisiana Dash. Trained by William McIntosh, RBD Fastestdashndeb is a sorrel daughter of Heza Fast Dash who is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in an LQHBA Futurity trial on November 7.

Gilbert Ortiz has been named to ride RBD Fastestdashndeb from post 6. The filly’s stablemate, Heza Louisiana Dash, is a gelded son of Heza Fast Dash trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. Heza Louisiana Dash has won two of five outs and has earned $39,071, and he was a finalist in the $287,000 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds on September 5.

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

  1. 1 (PP6) RBD Fastestdashndeb (Gilbert Ortiz), 2-1
  2. 1A (PP7) Heza Louisiana Dash (Patrick Watson), 2-1
  3. 2 (PP1) Oak Trees Memory (John Hamilton), 4-1
  4. 3 (PP2) Swagger Jet (Jose Vega), 12-1
  5. 4 (PP3) Dashacrossyourmind (Donald Watson), 8-1
  6. 5 (PP4) De Fast Perry (Randy Edison), 10-1
  7. 6 (PP5) MDA Game (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 6-1
  8. 7 (PP8) Cab Your Neigh (Zacharie Kelsey), 20-1
  9. 8 (PP9) Little Blue Dove (David Alvarez), 7-2
  10. 9 (PP10) Saint La Jolla (Dennis Means), 15-1.

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