|Texas Royal Snow Fastest in Paint & Appaloosa Trials at LSP
(October 20, 2006) - Texas Royal Snow, ridden by Roy Baldillez
and trained by Brandon Parum, ran 350 yards in :17.817 Friday night
at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas and was the fastest qualifier
to the inaugural $65,800 Lone Star Park Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.
Four trial races featuring 30 Paint and Appaloosas were staged
before a crowd of 3,709 and the 10 fastest times qualified to the
Nov. 4 final. In addition to Texas Royal Snow, the qualifiers are
Bust N Moves (:17.820); Chief Me First (:17.910); Rio Rojo Jess
(:18.035); Quick Summer (:18.041); Pay The Driver (:18.057); Harry
N Jerry (:18.146); Dominant Attitude (:18.203); Elaina Go Go (:18.265);
and Reckless Rocket (:18.292).
Texas Royal Snow remained unbeaten in six starts with his trial
victory and pushed his career bankroll to $77,290. Previously, the
2-year-old This Snow is Royal gelding, owned and bred in Oklahoma
by Jimmy Maddux, won the restricted Grade 1, $116,000 Speedhorse
Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Fair Meadows at Tulsa in July.
In May, he was victorious in the $44,800 Americana Appaloosa Futurity
at Remington Park.
DOWN THE STRETCH – Defending champ
Sarahs Fast Man is 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s
$20,000 6666 Ranch Handicap, a 400-yard dash for 3-year-olds and
up. Also entered is Fast Talkin Val, who’ll start as the 125
highweight after finishing fourth in the Sam Houston Classic on
Sept. 1. The complete field from the rail out (with jockey, assigned
weight and morning line odds): Mitowilard (Alex Baldillez Jr., 123,
10-1); Canosa (Joe Ruiz, 123, 10-1); Fast Talkin Val (Russel Hadley,
125, 7-2); WRS Special Shoe (Randy Wilson, 123, 10-1); Sarahs Fast
Man (Roy Baldillez, 124, 3-1); Ari Go Anne (Adam Roughley, 119,
20-1); Valors Gold (Rodrigo Vallejo, 122, 20-1); Dashin Prince Henry
(Jose Vega, 124, 6-1); Jess the Fortune (Arturo Puga, 118, 30-1);
and First Smart Muggins (Tad Leggett, 124, 4-1) . . . Saturday’s
first live race is 6:35 p.m. CT.