TM Dees Prize (Fast Prize Dash - Call Her Dee, Deefirst)
Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Compton
TM Dees Prize’s scored the first stakes victory of his career in the $60,000 Louisiana Juvenile at Delta Downs on July 12, and in the process became the first stakes winner for his sire Fast Prize Dash and for his dam Call Her Dee.
Ridden by Dennis Means, TM Dees Prize broke alertly and raced in 6th position early. He noticeably discovered his best stride halfway home, collaring the early leaders nearing the wire and bounding clear late to win by 3/4-length. Saddled by Vann Haywood, TM Dees Prize completed the 350 yards in :17.376. The $36,000 winner’s share of the purse lifted his lifetime bankroll to $67,650.
Owned and bred by Two The Max Investments LLC, TM Dees Prize is out of Call Her Dee. Winner of the 2008 Bill Hedge Memorial Overnight Stakes, Call Her Dee won three of six career starts and earned $25,983. TM Dees Prize, foaled in Louisiana, is the first stakes winner for his dam. The two-year-old gelding is also the initial stakes winner to represent his sire Fast Prize Dash, a son of Mr Jess Perry. From a limited number of starters, Fast Prize Dash, a Grade 3 finalist himself, has sired 22 winners.
K K Horse Racing’s Firefly Fortune (Jet Black Patriot-Toast To Fortune) led early, but gave way late and finished second under Eddi Martinez for trainer Jose Garcia.
See Yacht Sea Jump (Jumpn-Yacht Sea), with David Alvarez up, turned in an even effort to finish third for owner Joan Rood and trainer Randy Hebert.
Followed by Hang On And Hush Up (Fast Prize Dash-Sheza Neon Rose), RBD Fastestdashndeb (Heza Fast Dash-Debs Been Streakin), Bye Bye Lulu (Heza Fast Dash-Easy To Dazzle) and Down Dem Coronas (Coronas Leaving You-First Down Bucks). MCM Fast Passage (Storm Passage TB-Fast Dan N Deb) ducked in and hit the rail, unseating the rider. Jess For Ron & Patriotic Mistress scratched.