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May 6, 2012
Saturday was the second night of Heritage Place Futurity trials at Remington Park, and PYC Kant Katch Me laid down the gauntlet for the Grade 1, $1,115,000 final on May 26 with a brilliant performance. The undefeated colt launched from the starting gate and was never challenged in winning his trial by a whopping three lengths.
Jockey Cody Jensen has ridden PYC Kant Katch Me in all three of his victories but none as impressively has the second trial of 10 on Saturday. Jensen had PYC Kant Katch Me away from the gate and his rivals so quickly that the only question was the final time for 350 yards. The display on the toteboard of :17.382 confirmed the ultra-impressive effort that fans just witnessed.
Owned by Jesus Andrade Jr. of La Grulla, Texas, and trained by Judd Kearl, PYC Kant Katch Me added the great trial win to his win in a Remington Park Futurity (R) trial in late March and the subsequent score in the Remington Park Juvenile Stakes (R).
An Oklahoma-bred colt by PYC Paint Your Wagon from the Disco Jerry (TB) mare Wanna Be Me, PYC Kant Katch Me picked up $8,784 in winning his trial, moving his career money to $57,622. He was bred by Weetona Stanley.
Kearl also qualified another from his barn to the Heritage Place Futurity as Valiant Lil Lady won her trial two races after PYC Kant Katch Me. The filly posted the second-fastest time of :17.682.
The other three qualifiers joining the pair from the Kearl barn in the Heritage Place Futurity, with times: Thequeenhasgonenuts, :17.694; Dashin Brown Streak, :17.744 and Captain Strawfly, :17.762.
The five from Saturday night join the five qualifiers from Friday, May 4, in the Heritage Place Futurity on Saturday, May 26: Dash For Coronas, :17.457; El Duero, :17.498; Sum Better Stuff, :17.610; BP Cartels Alibi, :17.632 and CC Seis, :17.680.
Sunday racing at Remington Park features millionaire Llano Teller as the 3-5 morning-line favorite in the Grade 2, $100,680 Bank of America Remington Championship Challenge along with three other Challenge races. Also on the program will be four more trials to determine qualifiers to the Grade 2, $275,000 Heritage Place Derby on May 26. The first race Sunday is at 1:30 p.m.
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