Guidry Pride II Breaks Maiden in $294,942 Mardi Gras Futurity

The gray son of Sir Runaway Dash gets the job done at Louisiana Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Guidry Pride II, with Juan Garcia Jr. up, wins Saturday's Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs. PHOTO: Hodges Photography

Edmundo Juarez's Guidry Pride II sprinted to a neck victory in Saturday's $294,942 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Louisiana Downs.

Prepped by Wendy Garcia and ridden by the trainer's brother Juan Garcia Jr., Guidry Pride II covered 300 yards in :15.370 while posting a 98 speed index. The gray son of Sir Runaway Dash banked $139,710 for his effort.

Guidry Pride II was bred by Johnny and Cynthia Guidry, and he was a $6,500 buy at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale. The colt is out of Guidrys Boodie Doo, a winning homebred daughter of champion Panther Mountain.

"He ran a little green in his trial, like babies do, but we are excited to win the final," said Wendy Garcia.

Guidry Pride has earned $141,110 from two outs. He made his debut with a second-place run in one of 13 Mardi Gras Futurity trials on February 24.

"The team sharpened him for the final, and he ran a great race," said Juan Garcia.

TDZ Louisiana Toast ran second and was followed by Flamin Hot Fortune, The Mighty Moose, Igottarampage, Hott Chocolate, and Ms Pilot Tee. The following qualifiers were scratched: fastest qualifier Quick To Flirt, second-fastest qualifier TF Lil Black Runaway, and fifth-fastest qualifier Wild Card Patriot.

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