Fast Talkin Henry (Heza Fast Dash - Streakin Cindy, Streakin La Jolla)
The Fair Grounds – September 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton
Fast Talkin Henry did more than simply talk a good game against eight rivals in the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds on Sept. 5. The fleet-footed four-year-old gelding notched his 8th lifetime victory in the 400-yard fixture, dueling early and edging clear late under John Hamilton.
An alert beginning put Fast Talkin Henry in the thick of the battle early, racing in 2nd position, 1/2-length behind T Boy C. Once in full stride, it didn’t take Fast Talkin Henry long to get on even terms with T Boy C before poking a head in front in the lane.
The slight advantage was all Fast Talkin Henry needed. He drove clear late and proved best by 3/4-length, setting a New Track Record in the process. He earned a speed index of 107 stopping the timer in :19.428, lowering the previous standard of :19.441 set in 2013 by Winning Web,.
Heath Taylor conditions the multiple stakes winner for Eric Johnson. Fast Talkin Henry now boasts earnings of $349,824 and is a winner in 8 of 15 lifetime appearances and has placed in 4 others.
Russell Moward bred Fast Talkin Henry in Louisiana out of the two-time winner Streakin Cindy. She is the dam of additional winners Bigtime Cindy and Leavin Corona Behind.
Multiple stakes winner T Boy C (Sir Runaway Dash-Toast to Mallard) held 2nd under Manuel Gutierrez for owner Double H Racing Investments & trainer Adrian Huitron. Scooter Prize (First Prize Perry-Royal Baby Scooter) closed late for jockey Raul Ramirez to finish 3rd for Ana Alvidrez & trainer Martin Trejo.
Followed by Dashin Gage (Oak Tree Special-Dash Lady Love), Bonnies Jet (Jet Black Patriot-Oso Sweet Look), Coppers Fit (Copper Buff-Wings Of Angels), Political Option (Jess Louisiana Blue-In His Dreams), MCM Dashmaster (Heza Fast Dash-Oh Shez Zuper) & T Boy P (King Corona-Got a Project). Big Timer was scratched.