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Sam Houston Stakes Draws Eight
Dash Quick Perry, a graded stakes placed gelding during the current meet, is one of eight sprinters entered in Friday’s $15,000 Sam Houston Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park.

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Sam Houston Stakes Draws Eight

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

HOUSTON, TX——MAY 16, 2017—Pete Scarmardo’s Dash Quick Perry, a homebred Down N Dash gelding who is a graded stakes placed during the current meet, is one of eight sprinters entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Sam Houston Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park.

Dash Quick Perry is coming off of a third-place finish, a neck behind winner So Rapido, in the 350-yard, $198,000 Sam Houston Derby (G3) on April 29. The sophomore gelding has earned $23,847 from two outs this season.

Dash Quick Perry will be making his first start against aged runners in this race. The gelding drew post 8 and will be ridden by Francisco Calderon for trainer Leon Bard.

My Moment Of Fame, a 4-year-old Jumpn Chic gelding trained by Angel Sanchez for owner Holly Hooper, will be shortening in distance and dropping in class off of his fourth-place finish, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner and reigning world champion Jessies First Down, in the 440-yard, $103,000 Bank of America Texas Challenge (G2) at Sam Houston on April 22. My Moment Of Fame drew the rail post and will be ridden by Jose I. Martinez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. My Moment Of Fame (Jose I. Martinez)
  2. Dash Dont Cheat (Juan L. Vazquez)
  3. Dm La Jolla (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  4. Cazzadores (Rodolfo Fierro)
  5. Sizzlin Mr Perry (Claudio P. Aguilar)
  6. Like A Denali (Luciano Duenez)
  7. Grand Ilusion (Rodrigo Vallejo)
  8. Dash Quick Perry (Francisco Calderon).

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