|Lightly Raced Filly Was Much the Best in the $115,519 Dixie Stallion Stakes Futurity at Sam Houston Race Park
(August 26, 2006) - Eyes On the Form turned back her rivals
in trials for the $115,519 Dixie Stallion Stakes Futurity on August
11 and returned to the winner’s circle tonight in the final.
The 2-year-old filly is owned by Diamond G Quarter Horse Farm, LLC,
a syndicate based in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Bred in Texas by Mickey Tiner, Eyes On The Form was ridden to
victory tonight by Cipriano Vidana. The filly closed powerfully,
catching La Jolla Maid at the wire, covering the distance of 350-yards
in :18.130. The daughter of Mr Eye Opener was making the third start
of her career for trainer David Guajardo and earned $46,208 for
tonight’s stakes win.
“The filly came up real well and felt real good,”
said Vidana, who his first Sam Houston Race Park stakes this evening.
“She ran pretty good, but I couldn’t have done it
without my assistant trainer, Jaime Gonsalves; I think he should
get all the credit.”
La Jolla Maid was the fourth fastest qualifier in trials and ran
a sharp race tonight under Jose Vega. The sorrel filly, trained
by Dave Correll, overcame a less than perfect break, found her stride
and took the lead, but was caught at the wire by the winner.
“Jose said she could have broke a little bit sharper, but
she ran a real good race. I thought we’d won it by a head,”
commented Correll. “We’ll have to take a look at the
photo when they hang it up.” Concerning future plans, Correll
added, “We don’t really have any plans for her. She’s
not staked to anything else. We’ll probably just take her
to Lone Star and see what comes up for her there.”
Eyes On The Form paid $7.00 to win. The 9-6 exacta returned $39.40
and the trifecta with Volatility paid $193.00. The remainer of the
field included Martha O Toole, Prospect of More, Riddick, Ms Streakin
Special, Injun Special and Shakin Lil Oro, who was disqualified
from seventh and placed ninth. Streakin Fast N Fun was an early
Guajardo indicated that Eyes On The Form would be pointed to the
Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park.
News and Notes
Trials were run earlier in the evening for the $122,000 Sam Houston
Derby. The first trial produced the fastest qualifier as La Bron
crossed the wire of the 440-yard trial in :21.949, the fastest time
of 34 runners.
La Bron, a Texas-bred son of Streakin La Jolla, is trained by
Tony Delgado for owner Salvador A. Lozano. Martin Rubalcava, who
had ridden the colt on three occaisions at Retama Park, had the
“I rode this colt when he broke his maiden at Manor, and
he won by over four lengths,” said Rubalcava. “He got
bumped in the derby trials, or he would have made the finals there.
Then I lost track of him, so I was glad to see him here. He ran
a big race tonight, and I think he’ll have a good final even
though he doesn’t have as many starts (as most of the other
The finals of the Sam Houston Derby will be run on Saturday, September
Sam Houston Race Park
$122,000 Sam Houston Derby Trials
THREE-YEAR-OLDS 440 YARDS
|Fly Corona Cat
||Janet Van Bebber
|Ida Snow Man
|First Down Pay
||Juan Molina Jr.
|Engine Number One
|Mr Perry To You
||Alex Baldillez Jr.
|Separate Royal Ways
*Track Record for 440 Yards: Invisible Injun :21.35- October 8,