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Eight Distance Specialists Entered in Prairie Meadows’ Covered Bridges Stakes
Multiple stakes winner Faster Than Hasta drew post 4 for Friday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

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Eight Distance Specialists Entered in Prairie Meadows’ Covered Bridges Stakes

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 12, 2021—John G. Johnson’s Faster Than Hasta, a 7-year-old son of the Pritzi Dash stallion Hasta Be Fast trained by Robert Johnson, drew post 4 for Friday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Faster Than Hasta has won 11 of 36 starts -- including eight of 15 at Prairie Meadows -- and his four wins in seven races at the 870-yard distance include a three-quarter length victory as the 6-5 choice in last year’s Covered Bridges Stakes. The Wyoming-bred gelding will be ridden by Ken Tohill.

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

  1. Going To Hollywood (Andrew Samaniego)
  2. Apollos Dashn Cowboy (Uriel Cervantes)
  3. Holy Storm (Nik Goodwin)
  4. Faster Than Hasta (Ken Tohill)
  5. Seb Ember (Stormy Smith)
  6. SLP Mighty High (Elvin Gonzalez)
  7. One Sweet Step (Jansen Melancon)
  8. Cowgirlsrunningrebel (Brett Birzer)

The Covered Bridges Stakes, and all Prairie Meadows races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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