Pyc's Colts Run 1-2 In Gentilly Dash Stakes
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First Prize Doc (#6) ridden by jockey Danny Lavergne wins the Gentilly Dash Stakes at the Fair Grounds Saturday over Fast Prize Jordan (yellow silks, white blinkers).

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 23, 2013—In the only open stakes on Saturday's race card at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, First Prize Doc scored his first career stakes win with a neck effort over Fast Prize Jordan. Track record holder The Lizzard King was a head behind in third. Frank Elizondo saddled the tri-fecta.

Fast Prize Doc, owned by William Smith, got his fifth career win and the $30,000 winner's purse boosts his lifetime total to $70,741. The PYC PAINT YOUR WAGON colt is out of First Prize Dash, by Dash For Cash. Danny Lavergne was up to just miss the 250 yard track record with a :12.918 time, a 108 speed index. Weetona Stanley bred the 4-year-old in Oklahoma.

Making his first start since May, Fast Prize Jordan recovered from an earlier bump to get out-nodded at the wire. Also a 4-year-old son of PYC PAINT YOUR WAGON, Fast Prize Jordan pushed his career total over $201,000 with a $10,000 runner-up paycheck. G.R. Carter, Jr. was aboard the Fast Prize Jordan Partners owned bay from the Mr Jess Perry mare Fast Prize Doll.

Coming off a stakes winning effort in his last start, The Lizzard King earned $5,500 for owner/breeder Brett Mennen. John Hamilton rode the gelding. The seven-time graded stakes winner has earned $162,724.

Completing the field were Game Patriots Delux, Dee Deeoro, Madresita, Zuperstar, Spartocus, Louisianaschoolboy and Sparrow Contender.