Hes Relentless and Wagon Tales Top HP Futurity

One Famous Eagle and PYC Paint Your Wagon foals lead field.

May 30, 2013

The fastest qualifiers from two days of trials – Hes Relentless and Wagon Tales – head the deep field in the $1,075,260 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) during a stakes-dominated program on Saturday night at Remington Park.

Also on the program are the $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) and the Heritage Place Derby (G2).

Tom Maher’s Hes Relentless (One Famous Eagle-This Dreams Flying by Strawfly Special) set the fastest qualifying time on May 10, the first night of trials, and the quickest overall mark. JNB Enterprises’ Wagon Tales (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Signs Zoomer by Shazoom) was the quickest on the second night of trials, May 11, with the second-fastest overall time.

Hes Relentless comes into the Heritage Place Futurity with a 2-for-2 record and an eye-popping trial victory. After breaking his maiden by a neck on April 5, the Amber Blair-trained colt demolished his trial competition by 4 1/4 lengths. His time on :17.233 for 350 yards led all qualifiers.

Wagon Tales has a slight edge in experience with three starts and an April 21 win in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile for trainer Judd Kearl. Wagon Tales won the Juvenile by a half length and then took his trial by three-quarters of a length, with a :17.242 time.

Los Primitos’ BP Wagon Train (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Ladys Is First by First Down Dash) stepped forward after a second-place finish in his maiden race to win his futurity trial by 1 1/2 lengths on the first night of trials. The Trey Wood-trained colt was clocked in :17.343.

Carl Pevehouse’s homebred This Candy Says Bye (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Eye On This Candy by Mr Eye Opener) was second to Wagon Tales in their trial and has the fourth-fastest overall time of :17.352. The Clinton Crawford-trained filly was making her career debut in the trial.