Rich Louisiana-bred Stakes at Delta

Ms Jingles, Coltins Fast Dash take Lassie and Laddie futurities for state-breds.

May 27, 2012

Louisiana-breds competed for more than $500,000 in three stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night, headlined by the $252,317 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) and the $225,337 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2).

In the Lassie Futurity, odds-on favorite Ms Jingles came through with a big effort and opened up a daylight lead before cruising home to win by a length. The Bigtime Favorite filly clocked 330 yards in :16.464 to earn a 101 speed index with Eddie Cox in the saddle for trainer Frank Cavazos.

Bred by Easy Acres Performances Horses and owned by the Double A Partnership of Mission, Texas, Ms Jingles has now won three of four career starts with earnings of $166,820. The filly’s only defeat was a close third-place finish in the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs. Ms Jingles is out of the winning Some Dasher mare Some Quick Dasher, whose only other starter is three-time winner Especially Effective. This victory made Ms Jingles the fifth stakes winner sired by the Chicks Beduino stallion Bigtime Favorite.

James R. Magnon’s Bare Naked Martini, a daughter of Jet Black Patriot, finished second and earned $42,894 for her effort. Miss Taylor Swift, by Miracle Streak, took third for owners Patton Farms and Michael and Shelly Zingelmann.

In the Laddie Futurity, the Heza Fast Dash gelding Coltins Fast Dash rallied to get up by a half-length at the wire in a time of :16.481. Manual Gutierrez piloted the sorrel for trainer Steve Garrison and owner Jaime Torres.

Coltins Fast Dash broke his maiden in the trials and came into the final with a bankroll of $11,140 before adding another $112,668 to that. Rodney and Phillip Debenedetto bred Coltins Fast Dash out of the Streakin La Jolla mare Six Streakin Salute. Heza Fast Dash is now the sire of 27 stakes winners and the earners of more than $10.8 million.

Joseph Landreneau’s Dashin Forward, a gelding by Look Forward, came on late to grab second. The Double A Partnership, which won the Lassie Futurity, had the third-place finisher with Jess Blue Boy Lena, a son of Jess Louisiana Blue.

Also on the card, AJs Fast Dash got up to capture the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (R) for older state-bred horses. The 3-year-old colt by Heza Fash Dash clocked 350 yards in :17.394 with Eddie Cox up for trainer Frank Cavazos, who both had two stakes wins on the night. AJs Fast Dash, who was bred by Arnold Trahan and is owned by Triple Cross Racing LLC, has won five of nine starts and his first career stakes win pushed his bankroll to $118,307.