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Fastest Qualifier Baby I Due Returns Sunday To Win $65,250 307 First QH Futurity at Energy
Fastest qualifier Baby I Du, under jockey Shaunda Larsen, winning the $65,250 307 First Quarter Horse Futurity Sunday afternoon at Energy Downs.

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Fastest Qualifier Baby I Due Returns Sunday To Win $65,250 307 First QH Futurity at Energy

GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 26, 2022—Fastest qualifier Baby I Du bumped at the start then flew late under jockey Shaunda Larsen to win the $65,250 307 First Quarter Horse Futurity by half-a-length Sunday afternoon at Energy Downs.

Trainer Jess Matt saddled Baby I Du to his third consecutive win and second stakes win this season. The son of champion Duponte also won the BHS Futurity at Miles City on May 22.

Baby I Du completed the 300 yards in :15.274 seconds, equaling a 103 speed index. The $32,625 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to over $50,000.

Owners Daisy Carlson and Joe Goggins paid $18,000 for the Oklahoma-bred gelding at last September's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.  Flagg Ranch LLC bred Baby I Du from the One Famous Eagle mare Lil Baby Eagle.

Runner-up Pablito, a Wyoming-bred son of multiple stakes sire Adashofjess, earned $13,050 for finishing second. Jesse Villegas tarins the brown gelding for owner-breeder Running Horse Dot Com.

Also a finalist in the aforementioned BHS Futurity, Pablito is out of the Chicks Beduino mare Pryors Chick. He has earned $17,505 in four starts.

Eagles Peak finished a neck back to earn $6,525 for owner-breeder Bernard Dinneen. Jesse Villegas saddled the Utah-bred son of multiple stakes sire Jr Dynasty Mountain from the Twoforthedough mare Minnie Has The Dough.

Jockey Valente Vorrath had the riding call aboard the $11,180 earner.

Hiclass And Famous, Heza Spirited Ace, Flashy Doe and Flightofthephoenix completed the field.