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Fastest Qualifier Dakota Gurl Heads Sunday's Grade 3 Louisiana Downs Futurity

Fastest qualifier Dakota Gurl drew post 4 for Sunday's 300-yard, $324,288 Louisiana Downs Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA–MARCH 28, 2022–Dakota Gurl, a gray daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Muddy Watters racing for Sunset Well Service Inc., drew post 4 for Sunday's 300-yard, $324,288 Louisiana Downs Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.

Dakota Gurl made her debut with a three-quarter length victory in the first of 10 Louisiana Downs Futurity trials on March 13. Bryan Candanosa will ride the homebred filly for trainer Jorge Valenzuela.

SWS Twenty Three drew post 6 and will be ridden by David Alvarez for owners Sunset Well Service Inc. and Lance Moore.

A homebred Muddy Watters gelding trained by Dustin Rhodes, SWS Twenty Three made his career debut with a neck victory as the 9-10 favorite in the seventh Louisiana Downs Futurity trial.

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

  1. Jes An Angel (Camilo Castillo)
  2. JMG Apollitical Capo (Jasiel Aquino)
  3. Hes No Average Bear (Luciano Duenez)
  4. Dakota Gurl (Bryan Candanosa)
  5. Feature Five Bar (Eddi Martinez)
  6. SWS Twenty Three (David Alvarez)
  7. Won My Heart (Javier H. Hernandez)
  8. Beaus First Dynasty (Ali Rivera)
  9. Ponte Trucha (Humberto Vital)
  10. Hotamale (Victor M. Urieta Jr.)

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About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is now owned by Rubico Acquisition Corporation. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.


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