Adequan Texas Derby Challenge Trials Draw 13 Sophomores

Stakes winner Ima Dashing Gator will race in the second of two trials Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park.

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The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday's Adequan Texas Derby Challenge trials will meet in the May 14, $35,000-added final.

Thirteen 3-year-olds, including stakes winner Ima Dashing Gator, have been entered in Saturday’s Adequan Texas Derby Challenge trials at Sam Houston Race Park.

A chestnut daughter of champion Tempting Dash, Ima Dashing Gator is trained by Amanda Buchanan-Hadley for owner Iris Buchanan. The filly ended her 2-year-old campaign with a one-length victory at odds of 10-1 in the 350-yard, $25,000 Markel Stakes at Lone Star Park on November 6.

Ima Dashing Gator will be ridden by Russel Hadley from post 5 in the second of two trials.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s 400-yard trials will meet in the $35,000-added Adequan Texas Derby Challenge final on May 14.

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