|Quarter Horse Stakes Doubleheader at LSP, Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials Recaps
(Saturday, November 8, 2008) - Killer Bod, owned and trained
by Don R. Poteet, finished first in a field of five to win the 10th
Running of the $30,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Handicap, for accredited
Texas-bred three-year-olds, over a fast track at Lone Star Park
on Saturday night.
With jockey David Alvarez up, Killer Bod overcame an awkward start
to win by half-a-length covering the 400-yard distance in 20.008
seconds to earn a speed index of 91. Streakin Illusively finished
second a nose in front of Heza Two Timing Man.
“He ran four big races in eight weeks down in Houston, winning
four in a row, so we decided to rest him after that and he put on
some weight during the time off,” said winning owner-trainer
Don Poteet. “He didn’t run so well in his first two
starts off the layoff, but we got him back in shape for this and
he ran a big race tonight.”
With the win, Killer Bod improved his lifetime record to eight
wins from 13 starts and increased his career earnings to $45,190
with the $19,500 winner’s share.
Killer Bod paid $9.80, $4.20, $2.60, runner-up Streakin Illusively
returned $4.20, $2.60 and Heza Two Timing Man paid $3.00 to show.
Bridled Lightnin and Vodka With Ice completed the order of finish.
Anna Pavlova Blitzes 'Em in Gridiron Gallop Handicap
Anna Pavlova, owned by Fructuoso Huitron and trained by Steve Garrison,
won the Ninth Running of the $15,000, 100-yard, Gridiron Gallop
Handicap, for three-year-olds and upward, over a fast track at Lone
Star Park on Saturday night.
With meet leading rider Ricky Ramirez in the saddle, the chestnut
daughter of Stoli broke with alacrity and out-sprinted her nine
opponents to freeze the teletimer in 6.457 for a speed index of
96. Check On Chico finished a head back in second and it was another
half-length back to Gol to Go in third.
With the win, Anna Pavlova improved her record to four wins from
18 starts, and increased her career earnings to $48,885 with the
$8,250 winner’s share.
Anna Pavlova paid $31.40, $11.40, $8.80, runner-up Check On Chico
returned $3.60, $4.20, and Gol to Go paid $7.20 for show. Easy Separation,
Chief Corona, Sought After, Xo Kate, Dela Gator, Double Kandu and
Lets Get Fiscal completed the order of finish.
Makes No Shadows Tops Among 10 Qualifiers for Nov.
22 Paint & Appaloosa Futurity
Thirty-two entered the starting gate in four heats Saturday to
determine the top 10 qualifiers for the $70,800 Lone Star Paint
& Appaloosa Futurity slated for Nov. 22 at Lone Star Park. Charles
Trochta and Sammy Hester’s Make No Shadows set the standard
as top qualifier by winning the fourth race, the first of the four
trials, covering the 350 yards in 17.803 seconds to earn the top
speed index of 92. Three others from that contest also qualified.
Trainer Kenneth Griggs combined with jockey Modesto Pina to qualify
two – Paleface Dale and Appsolutely Wicked. There were no
other trainers or jockeys to qualify with more than one horse. Azyou
Dream finished 11th missing the final spot by four-hundredths of
a second with a time of 18.092.
Following are the 10 qualifiers for the Nov. 22, $70,800 Lone
Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity with time and jockey:
|Make No Shadows
|Flash N B Gone
|First Down Hero
|PF Chief Runnin Bear
|This Judys a Corona
Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting
of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After
the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing
will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each
Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday,
Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving
holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more
information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.