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Fastest Qualifier Dashin Swinger Draws Post Draws Post 7 for Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity

Dashin Swinger set the fastest qualifyiing time during the April 29th trials.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 16, 2016—Dashin Swinger, a sorrel daughter of Swingin Jess and the fastest qualifier, drew post 7 for Friday’s 330-yard, $298,012 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs.

Trained by Erasmo Hernandez for owners Jesus Cervantes and Antonio Fierro, Dashin Swinger made her debut with a half-length victory in the last of 14 trials on April 29. The filly was a $6,500 purchase at last year’s Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale.

Juan D. Marquez will ride Dashin Swinger in Friday’s final.

Third-fastest qualifier Jess A Little Star is trained by Adrian Huitron for owner Juan J. Bazaldua. A gray filly by the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jess An Idea, Jess A Little Star was a prompt odds-on favorite in her trial, and her resume includes a fourth-place finish, three lengths behind winner Rdd Lajollanfastdash, in the 300-yard, $273,000 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs in March.

Jess A Little Star drew post 4 and will be ridden by Damian Martinez.

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

  1. Fast Dashin Dee (Joe Badilla Jr.)
  2. Rdd Champagne Dash (Rodrigo Vallejo)
  3. Im La Leaving (Eleazar Hernandez)
  4. Jess A Little Star (Damian Martinez)
  5. Corazon Dfuego (Noe Castaneda)
  6. Coronas Prize Dolly (David Alvarez)
  7. Dashin Swinger (Juan D. Marquez)
  8. Louisiana Jewels (Gilbert Ortiz)
  9. San Lorenzo Lady (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  10. Tdz Wave To Me Baby (Donald Watson).

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