|Grade 1 Winners Wild Six, Miss Blue Chew & Swingin Jess Among Saturday's Texas Classic Futurity Trial Entrants at LSP
(Thursday, November 15, 2007) - Grade 1 winners Wild Six,
Miss Blue Chew and Swingin Jess and are among 90 two-year-old American
Quarter Horses entered in Saturday night's Texas Classic Futurity
trials at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The 10 fastest times in the nine trial races - all at 400 yards
- will advance to the Grade 1 final worth an estimated $1 million
on Saturday, Dec. 1 (closing night of Lone Star's Fall Meeting of
Wild Six, the flashy filly who won the first six starts of her
career before a disappointing sixth place finish behind Heartswideopen
in the $2 million All American Futurity, tops all entrants with
$526,403 in earnings for Arizonaians John Lee, Herman Mineer and
Victories by the sorrel daughter of Tres Seis include the Grade
1, $625,000 Rainbow Futurity and Grade 1, $266,000 West Texas Futurity.
Trainer Wes Giles has given the riding assignment to Freddie Martinez,
who was third in the 2007 Ruidoso jockey standings with 41 wins
from 202 mounts. Martinez takes over for Tony Guymon, who rode Wild
Six in her previous seven starts.
Wild Six is entered in Saturday's third race (7:29 p.m. CT) - the
first of the nine trial races - and is the 9-5 morning line favorite
in the field of 10.
Other top money earners entered: Grade 1 Remington Park Futurity
winner Miss Blue Chew (8-5-1-0-$345,286; entered in Race 4); Grade
2 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity and Dash For Cash Juvenile Stakes
winner Eyesa Jumpn (11-5-2-1-$276,742; Race 5); Grade 1 Retama Park
and Manor Downs Futurity winner Swingin Jess (8-5-2-0-$266,808;
Race 4); Grade 2 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity and Grade 3 Texas Juvenile
Challenge winner Pool (8-6-1-1-$172,950; Race 6); All American Futurity
third Captain Courage (5-1-1-2-$143,770; Race 3); Grade 1 Heritage
Place Futurity runner-up Zoominatchya (3-1-1-1-$121,071; Race 10);
unbeaten Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity winner Coronas Leaving You
(6-6-0-0-$120,380; Race 8); Dash For Cash Futurity runner-up Illegal
Memories (7-2-3-0-$99,979; Race 7); Harrah's Entertainment Futurity
third and Remington Park Futurity fifth Fast Prize Doll (5-2-0-2-$80,727;
Race 4); Grade 2 Kansas Futurity winner Jessthelouisianagirl (5-3-1-0-$75,260;
Race 9); and Remington Park, Ruidoso and Sam Houston Futurity qualifier
Xo Kate (7-3-1-0-$74,855; Race 9).
Lone Star Park's first race Saturday is 6:35 p.m. CT. Grandstand
gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
Friday night's program features four trials for the Grade 1, $400,000-estimated
Texas Classic Derby. Ruidoso Derby winner Remember Me Rose (13-8-2-1-$649,290,
entered in Race 8); 2006 Rainbow Futurity winner Okey Dokey Fantasy
(14-9-4-0-$546,989; Race 9); Remington Park Derby champ First Carolina
(7-5-0-1-$397,371); All American Derby third Hiclass La Jolla (14-7-3-2-$305,230);
and Dash For Cash Futurity winner Jess a Lil Bit More (12-6-1-1-$141,306)
head the 34 three-year-olds entered in the 440-yard races.