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The Scotch Is Dun Upsets EVD Futurity

Hiclass La Jolla gelding prevails in tight finish at Evangeline Downs.

December 15, 2012

Despite coming into Saturday’s $190,425 Evangeline Downs Futurity with three consecutive victories, Filimon Saucedo’s The Scotch Is Dun was overlooked at odds of nearly 12-1. At the wire, the Texas-bred gelding by Hiclass La Jolla prevailed by a head in a blanket finish. Ridden by Luis Vivanco for trainer Juan Saucedo, The Scotch Is Dun stopped the timer at :20.035 for 400 yards.

Bred by T I Cattle Company out of the Royal Shake Em mare Butterscotch Shake, The Scotch Is Dun won his trial with the sixth-fastest qualifying time. The gelding broke his maiden at Retama Park and picked up a pair of allowance wins at Lone Star before moving on to Evangeline. This victory was worth $95,212 and boosted the gelding’s bankroll to $110,762 with five wins in seven starts. The Scotch Is Dun is the second stakes winner sired by the Streakin La Jolla stallion Hiclass La Jolla.

Melvin Hatley and Wade Navarre’s Dashin Brown Streak, a Louisiana-bred gelding by Hotdoggin, finished second at odds of 15-1. RC Had To Be My Day, a Hadtobenuts colt running for owner Jesus Longoria, was a nose back in third. Odds-on favorite Jetblack Gold Moment, the fastest qualifier, finished fourth just another nose behind RC Had To Be My Day.