Patriots Toast (Game Patriot - Wakeup To Toast, Toast To Dash)
Evangeline Downs – October 4, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli
Patriots Toast was a prompt 3-10 favorite in the $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes-RG3 on Oct. 4 for Louisiana-bred distaffers at Evangeline Downs.
Prepped by Martin Trejo for owner Ana L. Alvidrez of Cartwright, Oklahoma, Patriots Toast covered 350 yards in :17.355 and earned a season-best speed index of 104 under jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. The 5-year-old mare’s margin of victory was 1/2-length from The Game Cartel.
Campaigned exclusively in Louisiana since her career debut in 2011, Patriots Toast has won 11 of 29 outs, and the $18,000 winner’s share of the Billy Montgomery purse pushed her bankroll to $194,242. The mare’s resume includes a 1/2-length win in the $60,000 Audubon Stakes for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares at Fair Grounds Racecourse on Aug. 16, and second-place finishes in this year’s Party Girl Stakes at Louisiana Downs and Flashy Hemp Stakes at Delta Downs.
Patriots Toast was bred by Dr. Tommy Hays of Elgin, Texas. Patriots Toast is one of two starters foaled by Wakeup To Toast, a 10-year-old daughter of 1996 Champion Two Year Old Toast To Dash.
Second-placed The Game Cartel (Game Patriot-Angels Cartel) races for Robicheaux Ranch Inc. and trainer Robert Touchet. Mario Trujillo rode the homebred 3-year-old filly, who won last year’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes-RG2 at Fair Grounds. Donald Lane Sargent’s McM Fast Dashin Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Fast Dash N Deb) ran third. Patrick Watson rode the sophomore filly for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.
Shesa Dashingromance (Heza Fast Dash-Dash N To Romance), Scooter Prize (First Prize Perry-Royal Baby Scooter), Dashing Jet Rio (Jet Black Patriot-Dashing Obsession), and Miss Runaway Dash (Sir Runaway Dash-Miss Mallard Too) completed the order of finish.