Mr Truly Uno and Ms Riptide Tie as Fastest Qualifiers for Dash For Cash Derby

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Friday, September 24, 2010) - Jacque Tanton’s Mr Truly Uno, winner of the sixth race, and James Cordell’s Ms Riptide, who crossed the finish line first in the eighth race during the Grade 1, $200,000 Estimated Dash For Cash Derby trials on Friday night at Lone Star Park finished tied for the fastest qualifying time for the finals to be run on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Mr Truly Uno, trained by Dwayne Gilbreath and ridden by Joe Martinez, broke a bit awkwardly but finished powerfully to beat Fishin Cr by a nose at the wire in a winning time of 21.588 seconds in the third of the six trials.

Two races later, Ms Riptide, trained by Judd Kearl with Rodrigo Vallejo in the irons, broke first out of the gate and opened up a 1 ½-length lead over the field before holding off the late run of Call Me Fisher to win by ½ length while equaling the evening’s best time. Both horses earned a Speed Index of 93 in their winning efforts.

The 10 qualifiers (with time in seconds, jockey and trainer in parenthesis) for the Grade 1, $200,000 Estimated Dash For Cash Derby to be run at 440 yards on Oct. 9 are:

Mr Truly Uno (21.588*, Joe Martinez, Dwayne Galbreath)

Ms Riptide (21.588*, Rodrigo Vallejo, Judd Kearl)

Fishin Cr (21.596, Berkley Packer, Christian Rubalcava)

Acorn (21.609, Alfonso Lujan, Janet Van Bebber)

Bertha Venation (21.626, Julian Cantu, Jonathan Castaneda)

A Noble Jess (21.627, Gaspar Garcia, James Gerhards)

Sinuous (21.631, Russel Hadley, John Buchanan)

Zoomin With Ease (21.635, Russel Hadley, John Buchanan)

Get Down Boy (21.660, Jose Montoya, Dwayne Gilbreath)

Call Me Fisher (21.685, G. R. Carter, Jr., Dwayne Gilbreath)

* Mr Truly Uno and Ms Riptide tied for the fastest qualifying time.

With a time of 21.687, Heza Hotdoggin missed qualifying by two-thousandths (.002) of a second.

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