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Mardi Gras Futurity Trials

The field is set for the March 14, $315,166 final at Louisiana Downs.

El Camino CL wins a Mardi Gras Futurity trial at Louisiana Downs.

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El Camino Cl, a son of Heza Fast Dash owned by Delfino Lozano IV, is the fastest qualifier to the March 14, $315,166 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) for Louisiana-bred juveniles at Louisiana Downs.

Racing in the ninth of 14 300-yard trials on Saturday, El Camino Cl defeated 10th-fastest qualifier Sarahs Patriot by one length in :15.561. Eddie Sanchez rode the homebred colt for trainer Jose Luis Sanchez III.

El Camino CL is out of Eying Miss Perry, a winning 13-year-old daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry. His second dam, the Mr Eye Opener mare Louisiana Eye Opener, won the 2005 La Primera del Ano Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos and was a finalist in that season's All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Second-fastest qualifier One Sweet Filly won the 11th heat by two lengths in :15.597. Ricardo Hernandez Jr. rode the homebred brown One Sweet Jess filly for owner J & J Stable and trainer Jose Carrizales.

One Sweet Filly is out of Filly Er Up, an unraced daughter of Walk Thru Fire. She traces back to her third dam, Loose Lips, a winning daughter of First Down Dash who ran second in champion Deceptively's 1992 Kansas Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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