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Fastdashing Lassie Headlines Billy Montgomery Stakes


Fastdashing Lassie (2-1) is one of 10 Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2019—Fastdashing Lassie (2-1), a 4-year-old daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash owned by Montgomery Equine Center., is one of 10 Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Fastdashing Lassie is coming off of a fourth-place finish, 1-¼ lengths behind winner Jess Adalida in the 330-yard, $25,000 French Quarter Stakes (R) at the Fair Grounds on September 7, Prior to that she was runner-up in the Audubon Stakes at Fair Grounds in August. The mare has earned $34,880 from five starts this season, all in Louisiana.

A lifetime earner of nearly $90,000, Fastdashing Lassie drew the 5 post and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

Another Heza Fast Dash filly, Rogue One (7-2) will start from the rail for trainer Martin Trejo. Everardo Rodriguez has been tapped to ride the filly owned by Rogue Equine LLC. The 3-year-old finished a neck off Fastdashing Lassie in her last start, the aforementioned Audubon Stakes on August 16. She has earned more than $82,929. The Billy Montgomery Stakes is restricted to state-bred fillies and mares who have not won a stakes race. The complete lineup, in post-position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Rogue One (Everardo Rodriguez), 7-2
  2. High And Caliente (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco), 6-1
  3. Flamin Hot Fortune (John Hamilton), 12-1
  4. Corona Down Perry (David Alvarez), 10-1
  5. Fastdashing Lassie (Donald Watson), 2-1
  6. Google Chrome B (Noe Castaneda), 10-1
  7. Fit For First (Ricardo Hernandez, Jr), 8-1
  8. Ajs Corona Chick (Benito Baca), 15-1
  9. Non Stop Patriot (Luciano Duenez), 12-1
  10. Brexit (Damian Martinez), 10-1

The Billy Montgomery Stakes, and all Evangeline Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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