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Herculan Task Breaks Maiden, Sets Top Mark in G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby Trials
Herculan Task, under jockey Froylan Ramirez, setting the fastest time on Saturday for the G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby.

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Herculan Task Breaks Maiden, Sets Top Mark in G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby Trials

FREDRICKSBRUG, TXJULY 15, 2017Herculan Task, a 3-year-old son of leading sire Corona Cartel, broke his maiden on Saturday to set the top qualifying time for the $7,500 G.C.F.A. 79 & Under Derby at the Gillespie County Fairground.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races of sophomores who had not run a 79-speed index or higher at time of nomination, will return to the Gillespie County Fairground on Sunday, August 13th to vie for the winner' share of the purse going 330 yards.

Glens Dashing Snow, under jockey Froylan Ramirez, posting the second fastest time. Brittany Tellez Photography
Under jockey Froylan Ramirez, Herculean Task got a good trip in the second trial to easily win by one-length in his first start this season. Herculean Task time of:16.691 seconds was a 105-speed index and the fastest qualifying time.

Josue Huitron conditions the bay gelding, out of Charm Dance by First Down Dash, for owner Fabian Hernandez. Reliance Ranches, LLC is the breeder.

Also, breaking his maiden was Glens Dashing Snow, a one-length winner in the first trial for owner Margarito Espinoza. Also, trained by Huitron, the son of Heza Fast Dash recorded the second fastest time of :16.824 seconds, a 101-speed index.

Froylan Ramirez was aboard the Louisiana bred gelding for only his second career start. Glinden Leger bred the bay from the This Snow Is Royal mare Mary Snow.

For the complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.