Fast Talkin Henry Tops Lee Berwick Trials

Stakes winner Ms Jingles also moves on to rich final at Delta Downs.

June 24, 2012

Delta Downs held 10 trials on Saturday night for the $551,055 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) for Louisiana-breds, and Eric Johnson’s Fast Talkin Henry emerged with the fastest time of :17.330 at 350 yards. The gelding by Heza Fast Dash won the sixth heat by 1 ½ lengths with John Hamilton in the irons for conditioner Heath Taylor.

This marked the third career start for Fast Talking Henry, who was bred by Russell Mowad out of the Streakin La Jolla mare Streakin Cindy. The gelding finished off the board in his debut and then won a $26,000 state-bred maiden race at Delta in his second outing. He picked up $10,500 for this trial win to boost his bankroll to $26,580.

Joining Fast Talkin Henry in the July 14 final will be Double A Partnership’s Ms Jingles. The Bigtime Favorite filly dominated the fourth trial with a 1 ¾-length win in :17.401, the second-fastest qualifying time. Eddie Cox rode the 1-5 favorite for trainer Frank Cavazos.

Bred by Easy Acres Performance Horses, Ms Jingles has already earned $177,320 in her young career. She broke her maiden at first asking in a trial to the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs and then finished a close third in the final. Moving on to Delta, Ms Jingles then posted daylight victories in a trial and the final of the Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2).

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