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FDD Dynasty chases Million in Southern California

November 3, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Amarillo, Texas, November 3, 2006 — FDD Dynasty squeezed into Saturday’s $1,223,800 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) with the 10th-fastest qualifying time, but that was good enough for the colt to stay alive for the $1 million Los Alamitos Cash Bonanza.

The Los Alamitos Cash Bonanza goes to the connections of any horse who wins the Ed Burke Million (G1), Golden State Million and the Los Alamitos Two Million (G1).

The undefeated FDD Dynasty (First Down Dash-Dinastia Toll BRZ, Tolltac) took the initial step to the Bonanza when he won the Ed Burke Million by three quarters of a length over Blues Girl Too. The colt raced the 350 yards in :17.29 to win the Ed Burke Million with a strong closing charge.

The Lucky Seven Ranch’s Blues Girl Too (Corona Cartel-Run The Dash, Sixarun) took a similar path to the Golden State Million. The Joe Bassett-trained Blues Girl Too was second to FDD Dynasty in the Ed Burke Million and then was given a rest before returning in the Golden State Million trials. She came back in winning form with a 1 ¾ -length trial win in :19.60.

The Double Bar S Ranch’s Jess You And I (Feature Mr Jess-Gold Daze, Tolltac) is stepping up to the stakes ranks after winning his first three career starts. The gelding easily won his career debut in a maiden race then won a 300-yard allowance race in :15.17, the fastest clocking ever by a 2-year-old at Los Alamitos.

Jess You And I, trained by Jaime Gomez, showed that the added distance of the Golden State Million trials would not be a problem when he won his trial by half a length after trouble at the start. His :19.54 time was the second-fastest qualifying time.