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 17.803 Larry Payne
Flash N B Gone 17.854 Roy Brooks
Cuzimfromthecountry 17.874 A. Candanosa
Paleface Dale 17.939 Modesto Pina
Lonestar Legend 17.981 Cody Smith
First Down Hero 18.022 Jennifer Schmidt
Appsolutely Wicked 18.046 Modesto Pina
PF Chief Runnin Bear 18.078 Rodrigo Vallejo
This Judys a Corona 18.083 David Alvarez
Awesome Judy 18.088 Russel Hadley

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.

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