November 8-10 Stakes Recap
November 8-10 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 8-10. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Cant Catchacorona, a 4-year-old Coronas Leaving You gelding trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owner T M Ranch, got his first stakes victory in Saturday's $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.
Cant Catchacorona covered 350 yards in :17.358 and posted a 102 speed index under jockey Everardo Rodriguez. The gelding banked $24,000 from his sixth in in 15 starts.
Cant Catchacorona was bred by Jim and Natalie Montgomery. Raced exclusively in Louisiana, he has earned $105,731.
DLJ Imma B Famous ran second, a neck behind the winner, and was followed by Mag 1, Corona Down Perry, The Cazador, Beau Jackson, Gunna Be Alright, Heza Made Man, Dashing Forthe Money, and Lightemupwithcharm.
Lone Star Park
A sharp break from his rail post helped Sarah Huskey's Serendipity Rocks score a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) for Texas-breds.
Ridden by Jose Montoya, Serendipity Rocks covered 400 yards in :19.625 while defeating This Is A Deal Too by one length. Esteban Rubio saddled the homebred 4-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding.
Serendipity Rocks was coming off of a victory in an allowance race at this track on October 12. Campaigned in Texas and Oklahoma, the gelding has won seven of 14 races, including last year's Sam Houston Derby (G3), and the $15,750 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes victory increased his bankroll to $134,241.
DM La Jolla ran third and was followed by Jax Louisiana Game, Dak, and Acadillac.
Pa Cha Ching was a prompt 17-10 favorite in Saturday's 400-yard, $47,612 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Prepped by Jose Sanchez III for owner Pat Allen, Pa Cha Ching defeated 2-1 second choice KJ Mucho Macho Man by three-quarters of a length in :19.784. Eddie Sanchez rode the homebred son of champion Tempting Dash.
Pa Cha Ching was bred in Texas. The sorrel colt is out of Toole N Round, a homebred graded stakes winning 16-year-old Jody O Toole mare.
Pa Cha Ching has won four of six outs and has earned $106,219.
FM Party Rock, Tempting Chad, FM Bushwacker, Hodgepodge Hocks, Hock You, Jess Sumokin Hot, and Alotalota completed the order of finish.
Also on Saturday, Lynnder 16 won the inaugural running of the $30,000 Paragon Oaks Stakes for fillies and mares.
Prepped by Jason Olmstead for owners Tom Maher and Richard L. Tobin, Lynnder 16 went 400 yards in :19.686. Cody Smith rode the Oklahoma-bred 3-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess.
Lynnder 16 was bred by Jim and Marilyn Helzer. A $30,000 purchase at the 2017 Heritage Place Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City, the filly has won seven of 15 starts, including last year's Remington Park Futurity (RG2) for Oklahoma-breds, and she was a finalist in last year's All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Sera Jess Fine V, Rvaliant Chick, Shake Em Rocks, Tempting Annee GL, First Of 15, Wagon Chick V, Running A Wave, YM Valentine, and America Rules completed the order of finish.
Yanque led at every call en route to a 1 1/2-length win in Friday's 550-yard, $15,000 Scott Lewis Handicap.
Prepped by Matt Fales for owner Martha "Mimi" Wells, Yanque covered the distance in a hand-timed :26.800. Ruben Lozano rode the homebred 4-year-old son of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel.
Yanque was bred in California, and he was stretching out in distance off of his fifth-place finish in the Grade 1, 440-yard Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship on October 13. The gelding has won six of 29 outs, and the $8,250 winner's share of the purse increased his earnings to $141,511.
Yanque's resume includes a second-place run in last year's Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1).
Ballast Point, BF Farmhand, Mickey Ward, Dustys Classy Dash, and A Mere Icon completed the order of finish.
On Saturday, MRB Racing LLC's Jest Famous made his local debut with a half-length win in the $25,000 Town Policy Stakes for 3-year-olds.
Saddled by Chris O'Dell and ridden by Cody Jensen, Jest Famous covered 400 yards in :19.690. The sorrel son of champion Mr Jess Perry earned $13,750 from his seventh win in 12 races and second stakes victory.
Jest Famous was bred in Louisiana by Jon and Donna McPherson, and he was coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which he was a finalist in the September 1, 440-yard All American Derby (G1). The gelding's resume includes a victory in last year's Southwest Juvenile Championship Stakes (G1) at Zia Park in New Mexico.
"We got him here, and we had a few little problems that we had to work out with him," said O'Dell. "We came up with a plan, and the owners are so great they just said to come up with a plan and do with him what you want to.
"I decided that, instead of going for something like the Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Trials against older horses, to try this race and get a win under his belt," the trainer added. "It worked out. The owners are going to leave him here with me and let me run him some. He's already proven to be a pretty good horse. After watching him tonight, I'm pretty pleased with him."
Bos Time Machine finished second and was followed by Eagles Fly Higher, SC Money Maker, Jess Motions, and Long Distance Call.
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