One Handsome Man Wins Dash For Cash Futurity

Eventful race produces multiple disqualifications.
September 30, 2012

Prince Vallyant, owned and trained by Russell Harris was disqualified from first and was placed sixth after drifting out and causing interference to fifth place finisher, Jody Pops Zoomer in tonight’s 15th running of the Grade 1, Dash for Cash Futurity. The track was listed sloppy (sealed) with steady light rain falling tonight at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

After what looked like an impressive repeat performance from his trail race two weeks ago, it was not to be for Prince Vallyant tonight. Lone Star Park Stewards posted an inquiry after the finish and after an in-depth review, announced the disqualification. Second place finisher, One Handsome Man was declared the official winner. 

Owned by Flying Hooves RC LLC and trained by Ralph Muniz, One Handsome Man improved his lifetime stats to three wins and one second from five starts and with the winners’ share of $170,226 increased his earnings to $176,074. Oscar Rincon had the riding assignment.

He is the second Grade 1 winner for leading first crop sire champion One Famous Eagle. Robert and Helen Wood bred One Handsome Man from the First Down Dash mare Helens First Choice, a full sister to champion and leading sire Royal Quick Dash and Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes sire A Regal Choice.

Mercy Hinklin's Horse Farm, LLC's FDD Going Grand was moved to second, picking up $72,346. Kenny Roberts, Sr., trains the FDD Dynasty colt out of Cash Cartel, by Corona Cartel. Danny Lavergne had the riding assignment.

Bobby D. Cox's homebred The August Heat was placed third. Trained by John Buchanan and ridden by Esgar Ramirez, the Corona Cartel colt of Jess Genuine, by Mr Jess Perry, earned $42,556 for the effort.

One Handsome Man paid $5.60, 3.60, 3.20; runner-up Fdd Going Grand returned $12.40, 8.60, and The August Heat paid $7.60 for show.

Send a Candy Guy, Jody Pops Zoomer, Prince Vallyant, Captain Strawfly, Rc Tres Times Seis, Apollo Ono and First Down Shazoom completed the corrected order of finish.

Eighth place finisher, First Down Shazoom was also disqualified from eighth and was placed 10th and last.

Jockey Cody Jensen piloted Wade Helton’s Oilwagon to victory in the ninth running of the Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes. Trained by Alfredo Gomez, the 2-year-old colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon crossed the wire first posting a time of 19.680 for the 400-yard effort. 

Jovetta Meredith bred Oilwagon in Oklahoma from the Dash Thru Traffic mare Dash Thru Faith. He earned $14,729.
Sheaintcrynrealtears finished a head off the winner to earn $9,457 for owner/breeders Alan and Tawn Perkins. Jesse Yoakum trains the Jet Cartel filly ridden by Jerry Lee Yoakum.

Another head back in the show position was Solid Rock Top, a Rock Solid Jess gelding owned by Tammy Johnson, Jack Manning and Kenneth Mosely. Russel Hadley piloted the bay for trainer Michael Wakefield. He earned $7,902 for the effort. 

Favorite Ss Poker Face Dream broke on top, but ducked out halfway through the race and unseated his rider, Carlos Salas Castro. Castro was examined and released by EMT’s after the incident.

Oilwagon returned $7.80, $4.40, $4.20; Sheaintcrynrealtears returned $3.80, $3.60; and Solid Rocky Top paid $7.60 to show.

Macho Maggie, Classic Patriot, Captain Debut and First Flyn Dash completed the order of finish.

There were two scratches, Flirtingwithamiracle and Tayte Me Down.