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Heza Louisiana Dash Draws Rail for Delta’s Vals Fortune Stakes


Heza Louisiana Dash is one of six Louisiana-breds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG2) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JUNE 1, 2017—Heza Louisiana Dash, a 5-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding owned by Robert S. Holland’s TM Ranch, is one of six Louisiana-breds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG2) at Delta Downs.

Heza Louisiana Dash has won 10 of 21 starts, including five of nine at Delta, and he has earned $381,641. The gelding made his season debut with a three-quarter length victory as the 3-5 favorite in the 350-yard, $50,000 Open Me A Corona Stakes (R) on April 22.

Heza Louisiana Dash drew the rail post and will be ridden by Gilbert Ortiz for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. Heza Louisiana Dash (Gilbert Ortiz)
  2. Jethro Almitey (John Hamilton)
  3. Jess A Saint (Santiago Mendez)
  4. Running Game Patriot (Donald Guynes)
  5. Cute Mic Jagger (J.R. Ramirez)
  6. Jes A Fast Dasher (Noe Castaneda).

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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