Dynastys First Call, Captain Strawfly Take Dash For Cash Races

Graded races run over a sloppy surface at Texas track.

October 6, 2013

Johnny Trotter’s Dynastys First Call claimed the victory in Saturday’s 16th running of the Grade 1, $408,915 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. The gelding by FDD Dynasty earned a speed index of 104 for covering the 400 yards in :19.265 over a sloppy (sealed) track.

Trained by Trey Wood and ridden by Ricky Ramirez, Dynastys First Call broke fast from post four and held on gamely to win by a neck over favorite Her O Don Won. Mr Runaway was another three-quarter lengths back in third.

Dynastys First Call returned $13.40, $4.80 and $5.00. Richard Scott’s Her O Don Won, a gelding by Valiant Hero, paid $3.20 and $2.40, and Gerardo Medina Luna’s Mr Runaway, a colt by Ocean Runaway, returned $7.00 for the show. Separatists Firstdown, Bye Bye Eagle Eye, Don’t Text That, Cruzin and Rey Tiburon RR completed the order of finish. J Bar and Thrill Me Baby were both scratched from the race.

This was the first stakes win for Dynastys First Call and third victory in four starts. Bred by Richard Shearer in New Mexico, the gelding has banked $169,651. He became the 16th stakes winner sired by FDD Dynasty and first stakes winner out of the Calligrapher mare Mightys First Call, who placed in three graded stakes during her racing career and qualified to both the All American Futurity (G1) and All American Derby (G1).

In the $161,500 Dash For Cash Derby (G2), favorite Valiant Lil Lady failed to fire, which made way for Captain Strawfly to claim the victory.

Ridden by Esgar Ramirez and trained by Victor Rodriguez-Flores for owner Joe Flores, the gelding by Captain Courage put in a solid performance finishing strong for the win. Clocking the 440 yards in :21.185 over a sloppy track, he earned a speed index of 102. It was three-quarters of a length back to Jesus Rodriguez-Najera’s Hiclass Vodka, a Grade 2-winning Hiclass La Jolla colt, and a neck back to third-place finisher Prince Valleyant, who crossed the wire first in last year’s Dash For Cash Futurity for trainer and owner Russell Harris but was disqualified and placed sixth for interference.

The effort of Captain Strawfly, who was bred in Texas by Burnett Ranches LLC, was rewarded with a $64,600 share of the purse, increasing his lifetime earnings to $161,039 and upping his wins to five from 10 starts.

Captain Strawfly paid $10.60, $6.40 and $5.40; second-place finisher Hiclass Vodka returned $20.60 and $13.40; and Prince Valleyant paid $7.80 to show. Eyem Unstoppable, Secret Courage, Louisiana Corona, RC Tres Times Seis, Panther Blurr, Valiant Lil Lady and Diamond Prize completed the order of finish.

Also on the card, G. R. Carter Jr. rode Carry Allred’s Oh No U Didnt to victory in the $45,435 Dash For Cash Juvenile Stakes (R). Trained by Pat Swan, the gelding by Heza Fast Dash crossed the wire first to win by a neck over Lethal Corona. It was another head back to Lindsayshadowdancer in third. Final time for the 400 yards was :19.680 over a sloppy track, earning a speed index of 96.

Lethal Corona broke on top but was caught before the wire. It was a game effort and a tight finish for the top three.

Oh No U Didnt returned $7.60, $4.20 and $3.40; Lethal Corona returned $5.60 and $3.00. Lindsayshadowdancer paid $3.80 to show. Icing One Down, Rock Princess, Primero, Mr Victory Six, Big Sky Montana, Jess a Hilbily Bone and BP Southern Dynasty completed the order of finish.

This was the second stakes win for Oh No U Didnt and this victory improved his record to 9-5-2-0 and his career earnings climbed to $63,421.