Top Louisiana Juveniles Return

Perrys Runaway, Coltins Fast Dash rematch at Louisiana Downs.

Q-Racing Journal
January 17, 2013

The top-two finishers in the Louisiana Day Champions Juvenile (RG2), Perrys Runaway and Coltins Fast Dash, are set for a rematch in the $35,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds over 350 yards on Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.

Perrys Runaway (Sir Runaway Dash-Ms Perrys Money by Mr Jess Perry) got the best of Coltins Fast Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Six Streakin Salute by Streakin La Jolla) by a half length in the Champions Day Juvenile.

Gerald Libersat’s homebred Perrys Runaway scored in the Champions Day Juvenile with a :17.485 over the Fair Grounds strip. The gelding opened up an early lead at 2-1 odds and then cruised to the win.

Perrys Runaway, trained by Kevin Broussard, is making his 2013 debut after a successful 2012 season in which he won four of six starts and earned $181,377, nearly all against Louisiana-bred competition. He was also third in the LQHBA Futurity (RG1).

Jaime Torres’ Coltins Fast Dash overcame a bump at the start of the Champions Day Juvenile and was unable to run down Perrys Runaway while racing as the 25-1 outsider. The gelding was overlooked despite finishing second in the LQHBA Juvenile (R) in his previous start.

Coltins Fast Dash also finished first and was disqualified to seventh in the Delta Downs’ Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) and was second in the LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1).

Jose Guzman’s T Boy C (Sir Runaway Dash-Toast To Mallard by Toast To Dash) is looking for his first stakes win after being the beaten favorite in two stakes races. The Miguel Rodriguez-trained gelding was third at 17-10 odds in the LQHBA Sale Invitational (R) and fourth at 5-2 odds in the LAQHBA Futurity (RG1).