Race Record: 3-2-1-0 $4,970
Breeder: Jim Pitts (NM)
Owner: 21 Partnership
Trainer: Eduardo Gonzalez
Qualifying Jockey: Rodrigo Aceves
Qualifying Time: :21.404 (Trial 26)
Race Record: Sudden Thoughts finished second to Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) winner One Dashing Eagle in the 26th and final trial, and earned the 10th fastest qualifying time. Sudden Thoughts was scratched from the July 22 Rainbow Juvenile Invitational Stakes (R).
Breeder: A resident of Burkburnett, Texas, Jim D. Pitts in his own name since 1989 has bred 218 Quarter Horses, of which 136 have started races and 67 have come back as winners, including seven stakes winner. Altogether, they have earned more than $1.88 million, led by West Texas Futurity (G1) winners No Dice Special ($162,61) and Valiant War Hero ($127,012), and graded stakes winner and Grade 1 qualifier Myster Quick Fix ($109,896). Pitts also has been involved in numerous partnerships, notably with Terry Bell and Homer Hill, who won the Grade 1 All American and Texas Classic futurities with champion Eyesa Special.
Owner: Anwar Elias-Ortiz’s 21 Partnership of El Paso, Texas, also currently race Grade 2 winner Zulu Dragon ($130,509). Sudden Thoughts was purchased for $14,000 at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.
Trainer: Since 2009, Eduardo Gonzalez has conditioned the winners of 23 of 168 starts, with his starters earning more than $393,000. In 2010, Gonzalez sent out Shy Ann Jess to score in the Higheasterjet Handicap (G3) at Ruidoso Downs.
Qualifying Jockey: Since 2000, Rodrigo Aceves has ridden the winners of 1,638 of 9,019 races, with his mounts earning more than $20.4 million. In 2010, Aceves rode One Quick First Down to win the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) and First Down Illusion to win the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1). Aceves last year scored in the Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) aboard Sheza Bad Habit and the Spencer Childers California Breeders’ Championship (RG1) on Chivalry SR, and this year took the April 14 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on Sassmaster and the El Primero del Ano Derby (G2) with New Look.
Pedigree: The gelding is by world champion Wave Carver ($1,005,946), a 9-year-old son of First Down Dash who has sired 115 winners from 221 starters, including seven stakes winners and the earners of more than $2.7 million.
Sudden Thoughts is the first winner from two starters out of the maiden Corona Cartel mare Cee Cee Otoole ($18,428), who ran in Fast Prize Zoom’s West Texas Futurity (G1). Cee Cee Otoole is out of the winning Special Effort mare Miss O Toole, who from 14 starters has produced six winners and the earners of $1,569,354, including champion and All American Futurity (G1) winner Eyesa Special ($1,394,911, by Mr Eye Opener) and graded stakes winner Jessie O Toole ($93,553, by Mr Jess Perry).
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