Dragon N Panther Wins Laddie Futurity

The Dragon Wings gelidng outruns his 12-1 odds Saturday at Delta Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

J.R. Ramirez rode Dragon N Panther to a half-length victory in Saturday's Louisiana Breeders' Laddie Futurity at Delta Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Seventh-fastest qualifier Dragon N Panther outran his 12-1 odds to win Saturday's $281,007 Louisiana Breeders' Laddie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred colts and geldings at Delta Downs.

Ridden by J.R. Ramirez, Dragon N Panther went 330 yards on a sloppy and sealed track in :16.701, and his winning margin was a half of a length from Bankin On Bux. Saul Ramirez Jr. prepped the sorrel gelding for owner Ricardo Javier Rodrigue Cantu.

Dragon N Panther's win was his second in as many starts, and the $140,504 winner's share of the purse increased his bankroll to $149,504. The gelding was bred by R.L. Richard. His sire, Dragon Wings, is a winning son of Corona Cartel who raced in California from 2001-03.

Blue Courage finished third, three-quarters of a length behind Dragon N Panther. Bbang, fastest-qualifier and 13-10 favorite Royal Quick Patriot, Lovin That Sizzle, Geaux Dashin Bye, Dash To Intrigue and First Prize Bourban completed the order of finish.

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