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.

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