Field Set for Rich Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity

Dashnunder Afullmoon is the fastest qualifier to the $705,495 final at Delta Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Eddie Sanchez rode fastest qualifier Dashnunder Afullmoon to a 1 3/4-length win in the fourth of 15 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity trials on Saturday. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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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