Mr Jess Perry Stakes Preview

Mr Jess Perry Stakes Preview

Morning-line choice RF Fast N Dash, Hezaa Fast Boy headline Saturday's $25,000 feature at Louisiana Downs.

Hezaa Fast Boy. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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RF Fast N Dash, a 4-year-old One Sweet Jess gelding owned by CB Racing Stables, will make his season debut in Saturday's 350-yard, $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes (R) for state-breds at Louisiana Downs.

A $10,000 claim by his current connections at Delta Downs on August 20, RF Fast N Dash has won all three of his starts since, and he ended his sophomore campaign with a half-length victory in the December 17, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Derby (RG3) at Evangeline Downs. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Arturo Alvarez for trainer Xavier Scott.

Other contenders include Rogelio Marquez Jr.'s Hezaa Fast Boy, a 6-year-old son of Heza Fast Dash and champion Brenda Beautiful who won three stakes last season, including the 440-yard, $70,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes (RG2) at Delta Downs. The bay gelding drew the rail post and will be ridden by Rolando Cabrera for trainer Jesus Marquez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

    Hezaa Fast Boy (Rolando Cabrera), 7-2
    TF Jess Me (Ali Rivera), 4-1
    Denalia Sweet Jess (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 9-2
    JJ Heza Fast Dash Jr (Ricardo Hernandez), 5-1
    Go Rhonda Go (Gilbert Ortiz), 12-1
    RF Fast Dash N Jess (Arturo Alvarez), 5-2
    One Fast Perry (Leonardo Rodriguez), 8-1
    CW Fasttrack (Benito Baca), 15-1
    Dianetoseparatefromu (Eleazar Hernandez), 10-1

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