Veteran trainer Rodney Hart called Jacks Dash the best 2-year-old he has ever handled after the bargain gelding won the $334,000 Golden State Futurity quarter-horse race Saturday night at Los Alamitos.
It was the fifth consecutive victory for Jacks Dash since he was claimed for $12,500 at Los Alamitos on July 26.
“This is the best 2-year-old I’ve ever had,” said Hart, 57, who has trained at Los Alamitos since 1960. “He’s really sound and doesn’t have any problems.”
Jacks Dash broke alertly from post seven and led all the way in defeating Taking On The Cash, who was on the rail, by a head. Vital Sign finished third in the field of 10.