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Fastest Qualifier A Painted Dynasty Headlines $308,335 Firecracker Futurity

Fastest qualifier A Paint Dynasty will head a full field in Thursday's 350-yard, $308,335 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 1, 2019—David Gutierrez’s A Painted Dynasty, a bay son of champion Fdd Dynasty and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Thursday’s 350-yard, $308,335 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs.

Trained by Josue Ponce, A Painted Dynasty made his local debut with a three-quarter length victory in the first of eight Firecracker Futurity trials on June 8. The colt has earned $56,807 from four starts in Louisiana and Texas, and his record includes a third-place finish in the 330-yard, $459,700 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on May 3.

A Painted Dynasty drew post 8 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr.

Other contenders include Big Daddy Jewel, a stakes-winning gray son of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Heath Taylor for owners Chris C. Dunn, David Dunn, and Rebecca Jameson. Big Daddy Jewel has banked $58,133 from five outs, and the gelding’s resume includes a head victory in the 330-yard, $104,705 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs on May 11.

Big Daddy Jewel drew post 9 and will be ridden by Randy Edison.

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

  1. A Game Jess (Luciano Duenez)
  2. Lovethewayyourun (Nestor Duran)
  3. Apolitical Xpression (David Alvarez)
  4. Recognize (Modesto Pina)
  5. Expedyte (Jesse Levario)
  6. Doc Hockaday (Antonio Alberto)
  7. Jess Kool It (Rolando Cabrera)
  8. A Painted Dynasty (Victor M. Urieta Jr.)
  9. Big Daddy Jewel (Randy Edison)
  10. Hes El Martillo (Jorge Linares)

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