Tf Shez Jess Dashin Wins The Lassie Futurity
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019
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TF SHEZ JESS DASHIN SETS NEW TRACK RECORD
IN THE LASSIE FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS
- THE GRAY FILLY WAS RIDDEN TO VICTORY BY JOCKEY EVERARDO RODRIGUEZ -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $339,931 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) on Friday night and the race produced a new track record by Down South Racing, LLC’s Tf Shez Jess Dashin, who stopped the timer in 16.174 seconds for 330 yards under jockey Everardo Rodriguez. The clocking equaled a speed index of 113 and was accomplished over a fast track.
After breaking well in a field of nine for the Lassie, Tf Shez Jess Dashin surged to the lead and began to draw clear. By the time she reached the finish line, the Ned Goutierrez, III trainee was ¾ of a length in front of Fast Dash Hondo Cat, who finished second. Fifeinthefastlanes wound up third, another head behind the top pair.
Tf Shez Jess Dashin has now won three of four career starts. She earned $169,965 for her first stakes victory and now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $232,666.
Bred in Louisiana by Tate Farms, Tf Shez Jess Dashin is a 2-year-old gray filly by Sir Runaway Dash, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Ought to Go Now. She was purchased for $38,000 at the 2018 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Yearling Sale.
Sent to the gate at odds of 2-1, Tf Shez Jess Dashin paid $6.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.80 to show. Fast Dash Hondo Cat was worth $6.60 to place and $4.20 to show. Lifeinthefastlanes paid $3.80 to show.
Delta Downs will close out its fifth week of racing on Saturday night with another 10-race program that starts at 6:15 pm. There will be two stakes races on the card headed by the $369,405 Louisiana Laddie Futurity and the $50,000 Vinton Stakes.
For more information about the new season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.