Field Set for Rich Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity
Dashnunder Afullmoon is the fastest qualifier to the $705,495 final at Delta Downs.
June 16, 2017
The field has been set for the richest race of the Delta Downs' Quarter Horse meet, the 350-yard, $705,495 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) for Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds.
On Saturday, Dashnunder Afullmoon set the fastest qualiffying time when the Heza Fast Dash filly won the fourth of 15 trials by 1 3/4 lengths in :17.481. Eddie Sanchez rode Dashnunder Afullmoon for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. and trainer Jose Sanchez.
Dashnunder Afullmoon was bred by D & S Racing LLC. A $44,500 purchase by Marquez at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale, she is out of the stakes-winning Dash Ta Fame mare Full Moon Dasher. The filly has won all three of her outs, including the May 19, 330-yard Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity (RG2), and she has earned $174,342.
Richard and Janelle Simon's You Drive I Fly, a homebred colt by Jet Black Patriot, is the second-fastest qualifier. Ridden by Donald Watson for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr., You Drive I Fly won the first heat by two lengths in :17.522.
Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the final, which will be run on July 8, closing night of the Delta meet.
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