Jaguar Rocket Futurity Qualifiers

Jaguar Rocket Futurity Qualifiers

The field is set for the July 23, $100,000-added final.

Piloted By An Angel. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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At Horseshoe Indianapolis on Saturday, the field was set for the July 23, $100,000-added Jaguar Rocket Futurity (R) for Indiana-bred 2-year-olds, and Piloted By An Angel set the fastest qualifying time.

A sorrel daughter of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion Paint My Pilot racing for SJC Inc. and Deborah Smith, Piloted By An Angel won the last of three 300-yard trials by one length in :15.506. Juan D. Marquez rode the filly for trainer Randy Smith.

Piloted By An Angel was bred by Dunn Ranch, and she made her debut with a three-quarter length victory in a 250-yard, $18,000 maiden-special-weight race for Indiana-breds on June 4. The filly is out of La Blue Angel, a winning daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Walk Thru Fire. Her second dam, the Corona Cartel mare Blues Girl Too, was the sport's world champion in 2007.

"She started out pretty tough, but she seems to have gotten her mind focused now," said Randy Smith of Piloted By An Angel.

Indiana's all-time leading Quarter Horse trainer, Smith qualified a total of four Jaguar Rocket finlalists, including second-fastest qualifier Our Louisiana Girl. Ridden by Marquez for owner Deborah Smith, the Duponte filly won her trial by 1 1/2 lengths in :15.621 for her second win in as many races.

Our Louisiana Girl was bred by Gordon L. Timm. Smith also trained the filly's dam, the La Jollaroid mare My Louisiana Rod.

"They're a whole lot alike, and that's a good thing because this daddy can make them pretty tough," Smith said. "We've had a tough time getting foals from that mare. This is the only one we have so far, and she didn't get back in foal this year."

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.