Dash For Cash Futurity Trials Draw 118 Juveniles

Grade 1 winner Duponte returns Saturday at Lone Star Park.

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Mulitple graded stakes winner Duponte returns in Saturday's 400-yard Dash For Cash Futurity trials at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Duponte, a mulitple graded stakes winning son of American Runaway, is one of 118 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) trials at Lone Star Park.

Trained by Josue Ponce for owners Bobby D. Cox and Homero and Kristin Paredes, Duponte has earned $578,679 from five races, and his resume includes victories in the 300-yard, $268,000 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs and 350-yard, $1,083,000 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park.

Duponte will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez from post 4 in the 11th of 12 trials.

Double A Ranch’s Paint My Pilot, a colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Kelli Martin, drew post 10 and will be ridden by Yordanis Amaro in the first heat. Paint My Pilot will be making his first start since July 24, when he ran second, a neck behind winner A Revenant, in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Paint My Pilot’s nine opponents in the first trial include Scarlett Hill Farm Inc.’s Miss Alluring Menace. A homebred daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Specially Alluring trained by Judd Kearl, the filly is coming off of a neck victory at odds of 21-1 in the 350-yard, $443,000 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2) at Retama Park on July 30.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $450,000-est. Dash For Cash Futurity final on October 8.

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