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Louisiana QHBA Breeders’ Derby Headlines Rich Saturday Undercard Stakes at Evangeline Downs


Eysa Jess Jumpn will look for her 10th win of the year in Saturday’s 400-yard, $150,000 Louisiana QHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 3, 2019—Eysa Jess Jumpn, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Heza Fast Dash owned by Jose Estrada Quarter Horses, will risk his nine-race win streak in Saturday’s 400-yard, $150,000 Louisiana QHBA Breeders’ Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Fructuoso Huitron, Eysa Jess Jumpn has earned $336,872 from eight starts this year, and she has won four stakes, including the 440-yard, $204,600 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) at Lone Star Park on October 5. The filly drew post 9 and will be ridden by Pedro C. Espinosa.

Other contenders include Larry J. Boudreaux’s Mpshinning, a Mr Piloto colt and fastest qualifier. Trained by Adrian Huitron, Mpshinning has won all three of his outs at Evangeline Downs, and he ended his 2-year-old campaign with a 1 1/2-length victory in the 400-yard, $1-million LQHBA Million Futurity (RG1) at the track.

Mpshinning drew post 6 and will be ridden by Victor M. Urieta Jr.

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

  1. This Girls A Runaway (Noe Castaneda)
  2. RF Fast Dash N Blue (Gilbert Ortiz)
  3. Fastcopata (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco)
  4. Achievopiloto (Rolando Cabrera)
  5. Watch My Booty (John Hamilton)
  6. Mpshinning (Victor M. Urieta Jr.)
  7. Shez Game (Nestor Duran)
  8. Barjaxs (Donald Watson)
  9. Eysa Jess Jumpn (Pedro C. Espinosa)
  10. Five Bar Perry (Damian Martinez)

Two other undercard stakes support Saturday’s Louisiana Million Futurity program at Evangeline Downs.

TM Ranch’s Cant Catchacorona heads a field of 10 Louisiana-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 220-yard, $30,000 Scoopies Leaving You Stakes (R). A gelded 4-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You, Cant Catchacorona will be shortening in distance off of his neck victory in the 350-yard, $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs on November 9. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Everardo Rodriguez.

Runaway Second Down, a graded stakes winning son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Robi Meche for owners Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado, heads a full field of state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $40,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational Stakes (R). Runaway Second Down has banked $368,526 from seven races, and his three wins include a head victory in the 350-yard, $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs in July. The gray gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Raul Ramirez Jr.

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


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