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Scoopies Leaving You Morning Line Choice In Saturday's Harrah's Dash at Louisiana Downs


Multiple stakes winner Scoopies Leaving You heads a full-field in Saturday's $15,000 Harrah’s Dash at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 2, 2018—A field of ten Louisiana-bred sprinters will compete in Saturday’s $15,000 Harrah’s Dash, the first stakes of the live racing season.

Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You is the 3-1 morning line choice in the 250-yard feature. The 7-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You has won 16 of his 42 career efforts, bankrolling $318,433 to date.

His most recent stakes win came at Delta Downs on April 21, when he rallied to victory in the $20,000 Delta Dash in a swift :12.964 seconds. The multiple-graded stakes winner drew the rail post and will be ridden by his regular pilot, Donald Watson.

Di Maria begins her 4-year-old season under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, who recently won the riding title at Evangeline Downs. The bay daughter of Tee Cos ran a game third in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Derby (G3) on December 9 at Fair Grounds.

Owned by Jose O. Barron, Di Maria is conditioned by Carlos Saldivar, who finished second in the trainer standings in last year’s Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse meet.

Tf Jess A Leader makes his first start in Louisiana for owner Jose M. Chavez and trainer Bobby Martinez. Sired by Mr Jess Perry, the sorrel gelding raced at Indiana Grand for the past two years, winning the $130,360 QHRA Indiana Derby on October 22, 2016. He will be seeking his fourth career win Saturday afternoon with

Damian Martinez in the saddle. Martinez won the 2017 edition of the Harrah’s Dash aboard Mr. Big, edging Scoopies Leaving You at the wire.

Here is the field for the Harrah’s Dash (Race 6), in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Scoopies Leaving You (Donald Watson), 3-1
  2. Fast N Famous Eagle (Rolando Pina), 8-1
  3. Vicious Woman (David Alvarez), 12-1
  4. Di Maria (Everardo Rodriguez), 5-1
  5. Msm Runaway Dash (Luis Vivanco), 15-1
  6. Barefoot Beach (Randy Edison), 9-2
  7. Kut the Rope (Antonio Alberto), 20-1
  8. Fancy Mamacita (Nestor Duran), 15-1
  9. Tf Jess a Leader (Damian Martinez), 7-2
  10. Rbd Jessaswingin Alfonso Lujan), 12-1


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