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NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 7, 2019—Sir Runway Cash broke on top then drifted in under jockey John Hamilton while defeating Ed O by half-length in the $428,475 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
Saddled by trainer David Bustamante, Sir Runaway Cash completed the 350 yards in :17.505 seconds, a 96 speed index, to pick up the winner's purse valued at $192,814. Owner Meal Ticket Racing purchased the son of multiple stakes sire Sir Runaway Dash for $9,000 at the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale.
Bred by Tracy Smithwick, from the Heza Fast Dash mare McM Premo Dash, Sir Runaway Cash has compiled a (5) 3-1-0 record this season and banked more than $230,880. The bay gelding was also a finalist in the RG1 $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity at Delta Downs.
Runner-up Ed O posted this third second-place futurity effort this season for owner Edwardo Lopez and trainer Jose Lopez. Also second in the Lee Berwick Futurity(G1) and second in the LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2), the $72,841 second-place purse boosted Ed O's bankroll to $271,490.
Brileys Prize, a $15,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale repurchase, finished a neck back in third to earn $42,848. Mardonio Flores, Jr. trains the son of third-crop sire AJs Fast Dash for owner R C Stables LLC. Arnold Trahan bred the sorrel gelding from the Mr Jess Perry mare Ms Wandas Prize. Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. was riding.
Fastest qualifier Jess A Cajun finished third, followed by Jess A Runaway Blaze, Rebas Louisiana Blue, Perfect Professional, Taylor Made Central and Ms Diamond Prize.