Aged Mares Clash in LA Classic
La Most Chingono and Bipty Dash rematch in Fair Grounds stakes.
December 12, 2013
Oscar Rohne’s La Mos Chingono, winner of three-straight stakes earlier this year, lines up next to Ivan Alford’s Bipty Dash, winner of two-consecutive stakes, are a pair of Heza Fast Dash daughters challenging the boys at 440 yards in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic (RG2) on Saturday at Fair Grounds.
Also the card dominated with stakes races celebrating Louisiana-bred racing are the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2) and the $100,000 Louisiana Day Derby (RG3).
La Mos Chingono starts from the 10th post position and Bipty Dash drew the 11th post position in the 12-horse field.
The 8-year-old La Mos Chingono (Heza Fast Dash-Rita Regent by Gold Regent (TB)) has been a force against female Louisiana-bred competition this year, reeling off three-straight stakes wins before finishing a close third in her latest start. The Kenny Roberts-trained mare beat Louisiana-bred females in the $35,000 Party Girl Stakes (R), $50,000 Flashy Hemp Stakes (R) and the $75,000 Audubon Stakes (R). She won each of those races by a neck or less. In her latest effort, the mare finished third in the Billy Montgomery Stakes (RG3), a neck behind Bipty Dash as the 19-10 choice.
Bipty Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Bipity Jazz (TB) by Kentucky Jazz) got the nod at the wire of the Montgomery for her third-straight win and her seventh win in her latest eight starts. The 6-year-old mare from the Ricky Long barn is having her best year with seven wins (from 11 career wins) in nine starts and earned $119,300 this year from her lifetime total of $157,480.
In the 350-yard Juvenile, Jaime Torres’ Philips Streakin (Heza Fast Dash-Six Streakin Salute by Streakin La Jolla) has been on the board in each of his eight starts with a win in the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1), a second in the $50,000 Louisiana Juvenile Stakes (R) and comes off a troubled third-place run in the $1 million Louisiana QHBA Futurity (RG1).
Philips Streakin has earned $264,994 from his three wins, three seconds and two third-place finishes.
In the 400-yard Derby, Jose Guzman’s T Boy C (Sir Runaway Dash-Toast To Mallard by Toast To Dash) faces six contentious rivals.
T Boy C has raced to three wins (two stakes), three seconds (two stakes) and one third (one stakes) in his seven 2013 starts. His stakes wins came in the $84,000 Mardi Gras Derby (R) and the $50,000 Vinton Stakes (RG3). The Miguel Rodriguez-trained gelding returns after finishing second by a nose in the $75,000 Treme Derby (R) back in August.
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