06/11/2008 11:00PM

Familiar challenger tests First Dashin Bye


First Dashin Bye puts her five-race winning streak on the line when she faces familiar rival Senor Seabolt in the $165,800 Delta Downs Louisiana Breeders' Derby at 400 yards on Saturday night.

First Dashin Bye has been cashing in on the lucrative Louisiana-bred program, collecting

8 wins and 3 seconds from 11 starts and $374,560. She has won four stakes against statebred rivals and was second in the Louisiana-Bred Futurity. First Dashin Bye challenged open company in her first two starts and was good enough to finish second behind Eyesa Jumpn in the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity.

First Dashin Bye started her 3-year-old campaign by crossing the finish line first by

1 1/2 lengths in her Mardi Gras Derby trial, but she was disqualified for interference. She still qualified for the derby and won by a nose to start her winning streak.

First Dashin Bye topped the qualifiers to the Delta Derby with a 19.746-second time for the 400 yards while defeating second-fastest qualifier Senor Seabolt by a neck.

That was the second meeting of the year between First Dashing Bye and Senor Seabolt with First Dashing Bye winning each encounter.

Senor Seabolt's connections have also

profited from the Louisiana-bred program by having a consistent stakes horse. He has earned $351,678 from 7 wins in 10 starts while never finishing off the board. He won last year's Louisiana-Bred Futurity at Delta, the Louisiana Downs Championship Day Juvenile, and the Evangeline Downs Futurity.

Ruidoso: Little separates top two

Fastest-qualifier Gettin the Cash gets a serious test when he meets Gone to the Mountain in the $47,000 Bayer Legend New Mexico Derby Challenge on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

Those two colts met in the second of two trials with Gettin the Cash racing to the neck win over Gone to the Mountain. They raced to the top-two 400-yard qualifying times, 19.842 seconds and 19.868 seconds.

Gettin the Cash has won 7 of 11 starts and has thirds in the Grade 2 West Texas Derby at Sunland Park and the Grade 2 TQHA Sires Cup Futurity at Sam Houston Race Park.

Gone to the Mountain cruised to a second-place finish in his trial and looks to improve in the derby. He won the Grade 2 Hobbs America Futurity at Zia Park last fall and was a troubled eighth at 7-2 odds in the West Texas Derby.

* Fastest-qualifier Tall Order, who scored his first win in his trial, faces proven futurity runners in the $180,000 Ruidoso Horse Sale Futurity for New Mexico-breds on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso.

Tall Order rallied in his Horse Sale Futurity trial and got his initial victory in his fourth start. His time of 17.761 seconds for 350 yards was the fastest time from six trials.

Trainer Blane Wood, who had four qualifiers to the $130,000 New Mexican Spring Futurity at Sunland Park, has three horses in the Sale Futurity. The trio is headed by Hearts Runaway and Victoria Hotpants, the top two finishers in the New Mexican.

Hearts Runaway is undefeated from three starts while Victoria Hotpants's only defeat was her close second to her stablemate in the New Mexican.