JA Am I Blue Draws Post 7 for Dash For Cash Futurity

The fastest qualifier, the colt seeks his first stakes victory on Saturday.


Irma Z. Vargas' JA Am I Blue heads a field of 10 in Saturday's $450,000 Dash For Cash Futurity. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Irma Z. Vargas’ JA Am I Blue, the fastest qualifier and morning-line favorite, heads a field of 10 in Saturday’s 400-yard, $450,000 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park.

JA Am I Blue is coming off of a 1 1/2-length victory in the 10th of 11 trials on September 16. Trained by Rolando Almanza, the sorrel son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue has banked $82,056 from four outs, and his resume includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner This Is An Eagle, in the 330-yard, $484,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park in April.

JA Am I Blue drew post 7 and will be ridden by Jesse Lee Levario.

Other contenders include Cloud Ridge, a homebred son of champion Carters Cartel trained by Stacey Capps for owner Randy L. Davis. Cloud Ridge has won his last three starts, including the 350-yard, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park on June 3.

Cloud Ridge drew post 10 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Three Bar Cartel (Damian Martinez), 8-1
FDD Lajolla (Luis Vivanco), 20-1
Apollitical To Know (Nestor Duran), 20-1
SC Tornado (Manuel Gutierrez), 15-1
Thecartelofmiracle (Jose A. Alvarez), 8-1
Jess Adalida (Luciano Duenez), 12-1
JA Am I Blue (Jesse Lee Levario), 8-5
Capital Ice (Jose I. Martinez), 15-1
One Sweet Policy (Jimmy D. Brooks), 20-1
Cloud Ridge (Mario Delgado), 2-1

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