Grade 2, $427,350 Dash For Cash Futurity Finalists Decided - Field Set for Saturday, October 8 at Lone Star Park

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, September 24, 2016) - After a brief but severe lightening storm that caused a delay in the action just before the fifth race tonight, the Dash for Cash Futurity Trials resumed without any other glitches. There were 12 trial heats, with field for the final being decided by the 10 fastest times. The field is now set, with the finalists ready to take their places on Saturday, October 8 for a share of the $427,350 purse in the 19th edition of the Grade 2 Dash for Cash Futurity.

Double A Ranch's Paint My Pilot set the bar at :19.811 seconds for the 400 yards in the first trial Saturday, where it held until the next to last. It was in race 11 that heavily favored Duponte unseated the leader by stopping the timer at :19.759 seconds. Dupont wasn't long on top though, when in the next and last race of the night, Eye N Capo ran the final heat of the night in :19.758 seconds, earning the title for fastest qualifier.

There were a couple of brief rain showers, but not enough to affect the track condition. It was listed as good for all 12 trials.

All participants in the trials tonight that did not qualify for the final remain eligible for the Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes on Saturday, October 8. Preference will be given to the horses based on their times in the trials.

The field for the 19th running of the $427,350 Grade 2 Dash for Cash Futurity to be held Saturday, October 8 is as follows:

Horse Time Jockey Trainer
Eye N Capo 19.758 Damian Martinez Adrian Huitron
Duponte 19.759 Manuel Gutierrez Josue Ponce
Paint My Pilot 19.811 Yordanis Amaro Kelli Martin
Political Mess 19.874 Yordanis Amaro Kelli Martin
Cobra Stone 19.895 Raul Ramirez Daniel Luna
Murcielago 19.934 Ricky Ramirez Trey Wood
Flyin Eagle 19.937 Gilbert Ortiz John Stinebaugh
Carmel Diamond 19.946 Raul Ramirez, Jr. Homar Garza
Katharsis 19.962 Eddie Sanchez Jose Sanchez
Strawflyin Tac 19.962 Esgar Ramirez Brian Stroud

Live racing resumes Thursday, September 29. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Eight races carded. First race post time 6:35 p.m. CDT.

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