Heza Louisiana Dash Heads LQHBA Sale Fut

Louisiana freshman line up at Fair Grounds.

Q-Racing Journal

TM Ranch’s Heza Louisiana Dash looks for his first stakes win after a pair of impressive wins from his three starts in the $276,155 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale Futurity (RG1) on Friday night at Fair Grounds Race Course.

The 350-yard dash is restricted to horses who passed through the LQHBA Yearling Sale.

Heza Louisiana Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Eyejesslovelouisiana by Mr Jess Perry) has only started three times, however has shown the potential to be dangerous against state-breds at the stakes level. The colt won his maiden at first asking back in May at Delta Downs. He then had a trouble-filled start in his second out and managed a third-place finish.

The Kenny Roberts-trained colt put it all together in his LQHBA Sale Futurity trial when he won by 2 lengths as the 7-5 favorite. His time of :17.331 for 350 yards was the quickest mark from the 11 trials.

Mykelia Carter and Roderick Carter’s Louisiana Jambalaya (Jet Black Patriot-Iwanna Dash by Royal Quick Dash) also won his maiden in his debut, was defeated in his second start and then came back with a convincing win in his Sale Futurity trial for trainer Justin Dehart.

Louisiana Jambalaya was brushed and then pulled out to a length advantage with the second-fastest time of :17.387.

TM Ranch will also be represented by third-fastest qualifier RBD Fastestdashndeb (Heza Fast Dash-Debs Been Streakin by Streakin LaJolla). The filly from the William McIntosh barn has stakes experience with a fifth-place run in the $60,000 Louisiana Juvenile Stakes (R) two starts ago and then dominating her trial by 2 lengths as the 17-10 favorite. She was clocked in :17.444.

The Noe Sanchez-owned and -trained Party With Braxton (Swingin Jess-Holy Effort by Special Effort) was second in the $281,514 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) back in March and has been lightly raced since that out. He was awarded sixth place in a Delta Downs start in June and then stepped up with a half-length win in his Sale Futurity trial. His time of :17.520 was good for the sixth-fastest mark.

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