Duponte Impresses Posting Fastest Time While Winning Texas Classic Derby Trial

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Friday, October 20, 2017) - Duponte did tonight exactly what he has all year, impress in his trial race. The son of American Runaway out of Havannah Goodtime by Ivory James, has won every trial race entered in 2017, but has yet to win a final. Hopefully he can change the outcome this time. After posting the fastest time in his trial, he and nine others will hook up in the $384,355.45 Texas Classic Derby (G1) on Saturday, November 11.

Duponte was ridden to victory by Rodrigo Vallejo in Race 5. He was the fastest qualifier, clocking the 440 yards in :21.466 on a fast track. Winning trainer Jimmy Padgett, winning owners Bobby Cox & Homero & Kristen Ashley Paredes.

Also qualifying from Race 5 was second place finisher Tac My Time who completed the course in 21.577 seconds.

Below is the final field moving forward to the final on closing night of the 2017 Fall Quarter Horse Season at Lone Star Park:

Horse

Time

Jockey

Trainer

Duponte

:21.466

Rodrigo Vallejo

Jimmy Padgett

High Plains Perry

:21.564

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

Tac My Time

:21.577

Francisco Calderon

Leon Bard

Apollitical Chad

:21.608

G. R. Carter, Jr.

Wesley Giles

Graceful Eagle

:21.683

Manuel Gutierrez

Eusevio Huitron

Percyjones

:21.708

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

Paint My Pilot

:21.715

Yordanis Amaro

Jorge Gonzalez

Dash Quick Perry

:21.734

Francisco Calderon

Leon Bard

Political Mess

:21.772

Yordanis Amaro

Jorge Gonzalez

Cornoa Carmelita

:21.778

Ricky Ramirez

Trey Wood

Live racing continues Saturday at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Ten races are carded all trials for the $873,616.38 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) to be held on Saturday, November 11.

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