Blue Eyed Fance Rolls in Mardi Gras Futurity
The homebred filly keeps her perfect mark intact on Saturday.
March 17, 2017
Blue Eyed Fance, the seventh-fastest qualifier and a 15-1 longshot, kept her perfect record intact with a three-quarter length win in Saturday's $271,463 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) for state-bred juveniles at Louisiana Downs.
Racing for Alejandro Moya, Blue Eyed Fance earned a 98 speed index while making her 300-yard trip in :15.365. Francisco Calderon rode the homebred daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue for trainer Jose Sanchez.
Blue Eyed Fance was ridden by Eddie Sanchez when the filly won her Mardi Gras Futurity trial on February 25. Calderon picked up the mount on Blue Eyed Fance, while Sanchez rode second-fastest qualifier Shesa Diamond Diva in the final.
"I came to Jose's farm to stand her in the gate," Calderon said. "She was kind of moving back and forth, so Jose decided to stand her one more time. She was as quiet as she could be today and did it on her own. I was just along for the ride."
Blue Eyed Fance is out of Fance Loretta, a winning daugthter of the Dash For Cash stallion Reckless Dash. The $122,282 winner's share of the Mardi Gras Futurity purse pushed Blue Eyed Fance's earnings to $125,882.
Cos I Get It finished second and was followed by Ttt Kas, Shesa Diamond Diva, fastest qualifier Sir Edward L Perry, Paretti, Angiesprizedpatriot, Party From Hail, Jrs Natural Runaway, and Hqh Runaway Gal.
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