Q-Racing Blog: First Seven Figures

Q-Racing Blog: First Seven Figures

It’s almost time to enjoy the first million-dollar race of the year. Are you ready?

San Lencho wins a Heritage Place Futurity trial

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By Ty Wyant

It took a few days longer than scheduled, but the completed two days of trials to the $1,207,640 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) means that the year’s first seven-figure race is just a few days away.

The trials were scheduled for Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12. Then forecasts of severe weather caused the Thursday program to be moved to Monday, May 15.

Still, the top-flight crew at Remington Park got the job done safely and with the best interest of horses and jockeys in mind, and soon fans will get to watch this great race as one chapter on a blockbuster card of races to be held June 3.

Here’s a look at the Heritage Place Futurity horses in alphabetical order:

AB Seis Corazones, g (:17.734)
(Apollitical Blood-Daring Seis by Tres Seis)

AB Seis Corazones raced up to his 3-5 odds in his trial when he quickly put daylight on his trial competitors and then rolled to a 2 1/4-length win. He had trouble at the start of his debut and then was able to finish fourth.

His sire from six crops to race has gotten the earners of more than $11.5 million. His dam is a full sister to champion producer Pandorum. 

BP Cartel Policy, c (:17.488)
(Favorite Cartel-CC Policy by Corona Cartel)

BP Cartel Policy, the even-money choice in his trial, got a competitive start and then lugged in before running down early leader AJ Rock My Heart to win by one-half length. He came up a nose short in his maiden race while finishing well.

BP Cartel Policy is by leading sire Favorite Cartel. His dam, CC Policy, has produced the earners of more than $680,000, led by BP Valiant Policy ($106,854).

Cardiac Cowboy, g (:17.628)
(Flying Cowboy 123-Southard Cartel by Carters Cartel)

Cardiac Cowboy ran a flawless trial race when he broke sharply from the middle of the starting gate and went on to a 1 1/4-length win. The trial win was a repeat of his only other start when he went to the lead and pulled away to a daylight victory.

This horse is one of two entries representing freshman sire and champion Flying Cowboy 123. Cardiac Cowboy is a half-brother to stakes-placed runner Jess Southard ($53,393). 

Deep Blue, f (:17.748)
(A Revenant-Blues Girl Too by Corona Cartel)

The daughter of 2007 World Champion Blues Girl Too made her first start in her Heritage Place Futurity trial. She took an early lead while racing down the outside of the track and easily won her trial by 1 3/4 lengths.

Champion A Revenant’s life was tragically cut short, but even from limited foals has to date produced the earners of more than $3.6 million. The sport’s all-time leading distaffer when she retired from racing, Blues Girl Too as a broodmare has produced the earners of more than $425,000, led by Amore La Blue ($159,339).

Flyn Electric Cowboy, g (:17.384)
(Flying Cowboy 123-Corona Carmelita by Corona Cartel)

Flyn Electric Cowboy raced with the leaders at the start of his trial and then his rivals could not withstand his closing charge. He lengthened his stride and increased his advantage to 1 3/4 lengths at the finish line. He showed considerable improvement after a tardy start and trouble in a maiden race.

The second representative for freshman sire Flying Cowboy 123, Flyn Electric Cowboy is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Famous Carmelita ($56,244). 

MFS Cheerio, g (:17.604)
(KVN Corona-DF Apollitical Sign by Apollitical Jess)

MFS Cheerio, the 13-10 favorite, easily handled his trial rivals by 2 3/4 lengths while taking a big step forward from his other start. He debuted in the Remington Park Futurity (RG1) trials and never was in the hunt for contention.

Champion KVN Corona has two crops to race, with earners of more than $1.2 million.

Midnight Politics, g (:17.459)
(Apollitical Jess-Midnight Sunlight by Ivory James)

Midnight Politics easily handled his trial competition as the 3-5 favorite. He was much the best in the last half of the trial while winning by 1 3/4 lengths. The gelding ran a solid race when he was second in his first start and used that race as building block to his trial win.

Midnight Politics is sired by leading sire Apollitical Jess. His dam, Midnight Sunlight, is a daughter of the good mare Quick Moon Sign, and is herself a six-figure earner on the racetrack. She has produced the earners of more than $398,000, led by My Midnight Candy ($100,611). 

PYC Legacy, g (:17.498)
(PYC Fun N Fancy-Issys Legacy by Tailgunner Tom)

Oklahoma Futurity (G2) winner PYC Legacy pushed his record to three wins from three starts when he proved best in the final strides of his trial to win by an expanding one-half length as the 3-10 favorite. In the Oklahoma Futurity, PYC Legacy ran a valiant race to get up in the final jump and gain the nose win. He was impressive when he made his first start in the Oklahoma Futurity (G2) trials back on March 11 as the 17-10 favorite. He easily drew away to a 1 3/4-length win as the fifth-fastest qualifier.

PYC Legacy represents second-year sire PYC Fun N Fancy, who is also the sire of PYC Avenue ($305,321). 

San Lencho, c (:17.331)
(Apollitical Jess-Dashnunder Afullmoon by Heza Fast Dash)

San Lencho raced for the early lead and then showed he could like a longer distance while pulling out to a 1 3/4-length win as the 13-10 favorite. He broke in at the start of his maiden race and then scored a head win.

Another runner representing leading sire Apollitical Jess, San Lencho is out of Dashnunder Afullmoon, a mare who earned $711,951 on the racetrack and as a broodmare has produced runners led by San Lorenzo Moon ($347,357). 

Sheza Famous Candy, f (:17.722)
(One Famous Eagle-Send Me Special by Oak Tree Special)

Sheza Famous Candy, the even-money favorite, got an alert start in her trial and raced to a narrow lead during the first half of the race. She then showed her acceleration to pull away to a length win. In her other start, a maiden race she needed every inch of the 250 yards to get the nose win in a head bob.

Her sire, Champion One Famous Eagle, has from 13 crops sired the earners of more than $36.5 million. 

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