TOP QUALIFIER DASH MASTER JESS STRONG AGAIN IN $227,260 HIALEAH DERBY SCORE

TOP QUALIFIER DASH MASTER JESS STRONG AGAIN IN $227,260 HIALEAH DERBY SCORE

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TOP QUALIFIER DASH MASTER JESS STRONG AGAIN IN $227,260 HIALEAH DERBY SCORE

The 3YO sorrel gelding Dash Master Jess, a commanding fastest qualifier out of the trials three weeks ago, validated his status with a strong one-length victory over game runner-up Habits Secret in Sunday’s $227,260 Hialeah Derby.

Owned by Cesar Rosales, trained by Rolando Almanza, and ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo, the 2010 son of Mr Jess Perry (Streakin La Jolla)-Dash Master Miss (Dash For Destiny) collared Habits Secret in the final 100 yards and withstood a late charge from third-place finisher Joker On Jack, a stakes winner at Hialeah Park last season and the winner of the Refrigerator Handicap at Lone Star Park in late September.

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Dash Master Jess scored for the 6th time this year in his 12th and final start of 2013, stopping the timer in a very fast 21.264 seconds for the American Quarter Horse classic distance of 440 yards, just .012 of a second short of the track record at Hialeah Park of 21.252, set by Hez Fastforthecash on January 23, 2011.

The winner –bred in Texas by Scarlett Hill Farm, Inc.– earned $95,449 for his connections and upped his lifetime earnings to $154,725.

The official order of finish, including money won, for the 2013 Hialeah Futurity was: Dash Master Jess (95,449), Habits Secret ($40,907), Joker On Jack ($27,271), I See Visions ($20,454), Hey List ($13,636), Rawhide Creek ($9,090), Panther Speed ($6,818), Stormy Cartel ($4,545), Dreamnwideopen ($4,545), and Scouts Diva ($4,545).

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DASH MASTER JESS
Hialeah Derby
Hialeah Park   Hialeah, Florida
December 29, 2013
Purse $227,260
440 Yards  :21.264
Cesar Rosales, Owner
Rolando Almanza, Trainer
Rodrigo S. Vallejo, Jockey
Habits Secret (2nd)
Joker On Jack (3rd)
$6.80  $4.60  $3.40
Order of Finish – 6, 5, 8, 9

 

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