10/07/2010 1:39PM

Dominyun, Jumpn Shake form potent entry in Dash for Cash Futurity


Horseplayers will get the class and the speed of Saturday night’s Grade 1, $463,185 Dash for Cash Quarter Horse Futurity for the price of one. Dominyun, who was beaten a head in the Grade 1, $2 million All American Futurity, and Jumpn Shake, who set the fastest qualifying time for the Dash for Cash, will start as a coupled entry in the Lone Star Park feature for owner Bobby Cox.

The Dash for Cash will be run over 400 yards, and it will share a card with the Grade 2, $168,600 Dash for Cash Quarter Horse Derby. The program is one of the most significant of the Lone Star meet, and it also includes the $51,465 Dash for Cash Juvenile.

Dominyun has proven to be one of his generation’s best for Cox and trainer John Buchanan, finishing third by a head in last month’s All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. He made his first start since the Labor Day classic during trials for the Dash for Cash on Sept. 25, and zipped to a 1 3/4-length win. His time of 19.40 seconds for 400 yards in the mud was the second fastest among the 151 juveniles who started in 16 trial races.

Dominyun was trumped only by Jumpn Shake, a Benjamin Garza-trainee that Cox owns in partnership with Chad Hart. Jumpn Shake rolled through 400 yards in 19.32 seconds, winning off by two lengths in the night’s fourth trial heat. Jumpn Shake will be seeking his fourth straight win Saturday night, in a streak that includes the Grade 3 Gillespie County Fair Futurity on Aug. 15.

Manual Garcia will ride Jumpn Shake, while Russel Hadley has the mount on Dominyun.

Acorn will be seeking his fifth straight win when he starts in the Dash for Cash Derby. He began his streak back in June with a 3 3/4-length trial win for the Grade 2 Sam Houston Derby, then came back and took the finale on July 2. Acorn has also accounted for the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge and his trial for the Dash for Cash Derby on Sept. 24. Alfonso Lujan has the mount for trainer Janet VanBebber.

The chief threat could be Zoomin With Ease, the winner of last year’s Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity.

Ms. Riptide and Mr. Truly Uno were the co-fastest qualifiers for the Dash for Cash with a 440-yard trial wins in 21.58 seconds, but only Ms. Riptide went back in the finale.