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LQHBA Breeders’ Derby Trials Draw 27 State-Bred Sophomores Wednesday

Tony Doughtie’s multiple stakes winner Jess A Fast Dasher will start in Saturday’s 400-yard LQHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 3, 2015—Tony Doughtie’s Jes A Fast Dasher, a multiple stakes winning homebred son of Heza Fast Dash, is one of 27 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Wednesday's 400-yard LQHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs. Originally scheduled for last Saturday the trials were moved to Wednesday (Nov. 11) because of inclement weather that forced the racetrack to cancel their Saturday card.

Jes A Fast Dasher has won all three of his races this season, including the July 11, $218,000 Louisiana Breeders’ Derby (RG3) at Delta Downs, and the August 16, $50,000 Treme Derby (R) at Fair Grounds. Lucas Constantin will ride the gelding from post 2 for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr. in the last of three trials.

Manuel Alvarez’s MDA Game, a Game Patriot gelding trained by Kenneth Register, returns to Louisiana and shortens up in distance after a 10th-place finish in the 440-yard, $100,000 First Down Dash Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 6. The runner-up to Jes A Fast Dasher in the Louisiana Breeders’ Derby, MDA Game will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan from post 5 in the second heat.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $150,000-added LQHBA Breeders’ Derby final on November 28.

Jess Meche Memorial Stakes

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 sprinters has been entered in the 220-yard, $15,000 Jess Meche Memorial Stakes.

Scoopies Leaving You, a 4-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Kevin Broussard for owner Joel Galindo, is coming off of a neck victory in the 220-yard, $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash on October 2. The stallion has won 10 of 20 outs and has banked $177,780.

Donald Watson will ride Scoopies Leaving You from post 8.

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

  1. Swingin Princess (Eddi Martinez)
  2. Dontakeyourguns (John Hamilton)
  3. Rusty Bloom (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  4. Pyc First Prize Mia (Joe Badilla Jr.)
  5. Nobodies Leaving (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  6. Go Car Cosino (Everardo Rodriguez)
  7. Jess Too Tempting (Rene Gutierrez)
  8. Scoopies Leaving You (Donald Watson)
  9. Sleepers Best Corona (Alfonso Lujan)
  10. Sydney Leigh (David Alvarez).

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