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Eyesa Dashin Josie leads trials for $140,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity final at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Five trials for the Jaguar Rocket Futurity kicked off the holiday weekend of racing Thursday at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville.

The top 10 advanced to the $140,000 final slated for 10:45 a.m. on July 22, led by Eyesa Dashin Josie, who turned in the fastest time over a sloppy racing surface in the final trial of the night.

The Jaguar Rocket Futurity Trials endured two rain delays as storms moved through Central Indiana. Everyone waited patiently for the first-year sprinters to make it onto the track with racing extending into the evening hours. The final trial posted the fastest time of 15.744 seconds turned in by Eyesa Dashin Josie and Rolando Pina.

Starting from post five, Eyesa Dashin Josie (photo) broke well and was near the lead from the start. The freshman daughter of Dash master Jess was battling with Sweeet Caroline and L.D. Martinez on the inside, who had the early advantage. Eyesa Dashin Josie kept at Sweeet Caroline and got the win at the wire by a head over her rival. Priddy Fabulous and Oscar Macias finished third.

Eyesa Dashin Josie paid $8.60 for the win. She was only making her second career start for owner A Win Investments. Tim Eggleston trains the filly, who is now one for two in kicking off her career. Eyesa Dashin Josie and Sweeet Caroline were the two fastest qualifiers of 40 and Eggleston also trained the third fastest.



Trixs Are For Kids (photo) earned her second win in two starts to remain undefeated for the Eggleston barn. The grey daughter of One Sweet Jess, also guided by Pena, began from post one and took over halfway through the sprint before winning by a half-length at the wire. Big Lewella and Jose Ruiz finished second over No Ordinari Joe and Juan Marquez for third.

Trixs Are For Kids paid $6.80 for the win. The filly is owned by Brian Langworthy and is one of four at Horseshoe Indianapolis this year to remain undefeated in two starts.

Other trial winners were Eagle Flybye and L.D. Martinez and HH Express 19 and Francisco Quintero, both trained by Tony Cunningham. The other trial winner was The Good Candy and Juan Marquez from the Randy Smith stable.

The second All-Quarter Horse racing day is set for Saturday featuring four trials for the Gordon Mobley Futurity and five trials for the Heartland Futurity. Four trials for the Blue River Derby will be Monday. All finals will join the Jaguar Rocket on Quarter Horse Stakes Day on July 22, featuring purses more than a half-million dollars for the sprinters.

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