Quick To Flare Up Colt Tops Mardi Gras Qualifiers
Quick To Flirt makes his debut with a win at Louisiana Downs.
February 23, 2018
Quick To Flirt, a bay son of Quick To Flare Up owned by Triple C Racing Stables LLC, is the fastest qualifier to the March 17, $310,466 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) for Louisiana-breds at Louisiana Downs.
Ridden by Randy Edison for trainer Jesus Garrido, Quick To Flirt on Saturday won the fourth of 13 300-yard trials by one length in :15.587. The colt was bred by Belinda Disotell, and he is out of Fasttown Baby, a winning 9-year-old daughter of First Down Jewel.
Second-fastest qualifier TF Lil Black Runaway won the 10th heat by a half of a length in :15.662. Everardo Rodriguez rode the brown daughter of Sir Runaway Dash for owner Runaway Racing LLC and trainer Lanny Keith.
TF Lil Black Runaway is out of TF Lil Black Oak, a winning 9-year-old daughter of 2003 world champion Oak Tree Special who ran third in the 2011 LQHBA Sale Invitational Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds and was a finalist in that year's Gillespie County Fair Futurity (G3). The filly was bred by Tate Farms and was a $120,000 buy at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale.
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