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July 27, 2014
Favorite and fastest qualifier Cashing Teller lived up to his top billing on Saturday at Fair Meadows as the Oklahoma-bred gelding prevailed by a neck in the $171,650 Speedhorse Futurity (G2). Piloted by Agustin Silva for trainer Rodney Reed, the gelding by the Oak Tree Special stallion Furrtreeous scored with a 350-yard clocking of :17.572.
Bred by Dr. Curtis Smith and owned by Smith and Sheila Reed, Cashing Teller picked up his third win in four starts and boosted his bankroll to $85,969. The only blemish on his record is a second-place finish against allowance foes at Fair Meadows after breaking his maiden at Remington Park and later taking his Speedhorse trial.
Furrtreeous also sired runner-up Play Harder, a colt running for breeder Richard Joneson. CBS Chocoletgold, a gelding by Jess Louisiana Blue, ran third.
The $50,350 Speedhorse Derby went to Jeffrey Strange’s Spit Curl Ten, who scored a game victory under jockey G.R. Carter Jr. Also trained by Rodney Reed, Spit Curl Ten finished second in last year’s Speedhorse Futurity and could have been claimed for $20,000 earlier this year at Remington. This victory was worth $19,133 and improved his record to 12-2-5-3 with earnings of $73,219. Weetona Stanley bred the gelded son of Spit Curl Jess.
Favored Marcar just missed the victory while finishing second, and Delightful Cat was third.
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