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Tf Thrilling Runaway Best In Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance Tuesday

Tf Thrilly Runaway (#1), under jockey Ubaldo Luna, defeats Bellas Fantasty (#2) in the $15,000 Feature Allowance at Louisiana Downs Tuesday.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 1, 2022—Tf Thrilling Runaway outkicked Bellas Fantasy at the wire to win the $15,000 Feature Allowance by a neck at Louisiana Downs Tuesday.

Under jockey Ubaldo Luna, the 4-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Sir Runway Dash completed the 300 yards in :16.624 seconds, equaling a 91 speed index. It was the third career win in 10 starts for the gray mare.

Trainer Larry Keith saddled the Louisiana-bred winner for owner Runaway Ranch LLC. Tate Farms and Ron Habetz bred Tf Thrilling Runaway from the Shazoom mare Thrillish. The $9,000 winner's purse boosted Tf Thrilling Runaways earnings total to $41,720.

Runner-up Bellas Fantasy earned $3,000 for second. Owned-and-trained by Manuel Pizana the 5-year-old daughter of Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity winner Okey Dokey Fantasy was ridden by Arturo Alvarez. Bred by Julien Stevens, Jr., from the Special Crown Royal mare Bella Perla, Bellas Fantasy has banked $51,784 in 29 career starts.

Shes Jess So Special finished three-quarters back to pick up $1,650 for third. Trainer Kenneth Weeks conditions the Jess An Idea filly for himself and Donna Weeks. Jasiel Aquino rode the 3-year-old out of the Special Leader mare Ima Special Do Ya. Shes So Special has earned $26,488.

Icecoldblood, Tttroyalityntheblood and Jrs Magic Piloto completed the field. Bjs Magic Fantasy was scratched.

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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