October 1-2 Stakes Recap

October 1-2 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Mi Moonflash. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of October 1-2. For recaps of most graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and most 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.

Albuquerque Downs
Mi Moonflash, a homebred 5-year-old daughter of champion First Moonflash, earned her first career stakes win in Saturday's 350-yard, $50,000 Champagne Lane Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred distaffers.

Trained by Todd Fincher for owners Pierre Amestoy Jr., Leslie Amestoy, and Roger K. Beasley, Mi Moonflash defeated Icy Morning Breeze by a head in :17.287, a clocking accomplished against a reported 20-mph head wind. Alfredo Sigala rode the brown mare.

Mi Moonflash was coming off of a fifth-place finish in the September 11 First Moonflash Maturity (RG2) at this track. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, she has won six of 21 starts and has earned $210,547.

Fanncee, First Flashin, Crown N Royal Gal, Outta Debt, La Bella Julia, Kellys First Moon, and Run Potion completed the order of finish.

Los Alamitos
Wells Racing LLC's Old School Icon won Saturday's 400-yard, $35,000 Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap (R) for aged runners.

Trained by Matt Fales, Old School Icon defeated Boondarbian by a head in :20.039. Henry Lopez rode the 5-year-old Texas Icon gelding.

Old School Icon was bred in Arizona by the late Martha "Mimi" Wells. Campaigned in two states, including Arizona, he has won three of 29 races, and the $19,250 winner's share of the purse from his first career stakes victory pushed his bankroll to $140,218.

My Game Plan, Too Sass For You, and Soul Sister completed the order of finish.

The Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap is restricted to horses that have made at least two starts this year in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or Canada.

Sweetwater Downs
Tenth-fastest qualifier Sundancin Kid scored an upset victory in the 300-yard, $127,280 Rock Springs Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R), one of three official stakes contested at this track on Saturday.

Trained by Riley Moosman for owner Chris Nebeker and sent to post at odds of 8-1, Sundancin Kid defeated 12-1 longshot Moments by three-quarters of a length in :15.537. Manuel Ramos rode the Pappasito gelding.

Sundancin Kid was bred by Jim Nebeker. The gelding is out of Josie Bassett, a homebred winning and multiple stakes placed daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Maknmoves. Raced exclusively in Wyoming, Sundancin Kid has won two of six starts, and the $51,128 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win boosted his earnings to $56,205.

Where Is My Corona ran third and was followed by Gotta Have Corona D, Jess A Corona D, fastest qualifier Eyesa Special Gunner, VVR Country Kid, Chasing Glock, and Dynasty Switch.

Classic Dynasty Dash, a 13-10 favorite and the fastest qualifier, sprinted to a wire-to-wire win in Saturday's 350-yard, $69,970 Rock Springs Wyoming-Bred Derby (R).

Prepped by Riley Moosman for owners Ron Moosman and Gordon Knudsen, Classic Dynasty Dash defeated 31-1 longshot Yo Brindis Delite by a half of a length in :17.381. Jesus Valenzuela rode the Jr Dynasty Mountain gelding, who earned a 104 speed index and $27,988 from his third lifetime stakes victory.

Classic Dynasty Dash was bred by Ron and Laurie Moosman. The gelding has won nine of 12 races and has banked $110,914.

Cayenneoverthemoon, Fellasapayne, SB Timetoshine, Diamond Dusting, Eyesa Special Swirl, CD Gretta Da Great, JV Pappas Pocketbook, and Hes R Dynasty completed the order of finish.

Cordarelton Benn rode fourth-fastest qualifier and 10-1 longshot Rays Lane to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $30,780 Rock Springs Wyoming-Bred Maturity (R).

Trained by Dru Hall for owners Shannon Demler and Renegade Racing, Rays Lane covered 400 yards in :19.839, and his winning margin was a head from Bigg Brown. The 5-year-old son of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Conn Creek earned a 101 speed index and the $12,312 winner's share of the purse.

Rays Lane was bred by Ron and Laurie Moosman. The sorrel gelding has won seven of 25 starts, including two stakes, and he has banked $52,573.

Fastest qualifier Blazin Mr Jess ran third and was followed by Docs Fast Kick, Prit Pro, TDM Big Shooter, Brindis Cruz, CD Proud Flyin D Kas, Pistol Grip, and A Toast To Brindis.

At this track on Sunday, Cir Lady Moon led at every call en route to a half-length victory in the 400-yard, $16,850 Isaws Sugar Bear Stakes.

Ridden by Shaunda Larsen, Cir Lady Moons stopped the timer in :19.656 while posting a 105 speed index. Jess Matt saddled the 4-year-old Moonin The Eagle mare for owners Daniel J. Lee and Carol L. Lee.

Cir Lady Moon was bred in Utah by the Gary Robison Estate. The mare has won five of 12 races, and the $8,175 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes score pushed her earnings to $27,125, of which $24,276 has been banked from seven starts this year.

Honey Butte ran second and was followed by Suzes Dynasty, Dashing Illusions, A Trace Of Lane, Transpiring, No Bikini Required, Jess Glock, and No One Fights Alone.

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