angle-left Stakes Winners Invite A Favor, Moshi Yoshi Headline Mile High Futurity

Stakes Winners Invite A Favor, Moshi Yoshi Headline Mile High Futurity

The Mile High Futurity is part of a Sunday Quarter Horse stakes tripleheader at Arapahoe Park.
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Invite A Favor and Moshi Yoshi, two stakes winners during the meet, head a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $100,000-added Mile High Futurity at Arapahoe Park.

Trained by Jose Cruz Villafranco for owner Margarito Montalvo, Invite A Favor has earned $27,610 from four outs, and his three wins include a one-length victory in the June 16, 330-yard Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park. The sorrel daughter of Favorite Cartel drew post 3 and will be ridden by Roberto Valero.

Moshi Yoshi is a homebred Pool filly trained by Manuel Orozco for owner Dana Yoshida-Orozco. Moshi Yoshi has won two of three starts, including the July 14, 330-yard Cherry Creek Futurity (R) for Colorado-breds, and she has banked $35,186.

Moshi Yoshi drew post 8 and will be ridden by Jose P. Lopez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  • Capos Sassy Laaydee (Luis A. Guerrero)
  • Tyson Gay (Eddie Aceves)
  • Invite A Favor (Roberto Valero)
  • Logans Favorite (Daniel Valles)
  • One Two (Omar Reyes)
  • Aint She Kool (Ramiro H. Garcia)
  • Slayer (Edwuin Lujan)
  • Moshi Yoshi (Jose P. Lopez)
  • Midnite Dash (Jhaciel Soto)
  • Beyond Speed (Alfredo Triana Jr.)


Also on Sunday, a field of 10 3-year-olds has been entered back in the 400-yard, $90,000-added Mile High Derby.

Pedro Andazola’s Captain Force, a sorrel son of Captain Courage trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Edwuin Lujan. The colt has earned $113,418 from eight outs, and his season resume includes a half-length victory as the 4-5 favorite in the June 16, 350-yard Rocky Mountain Derby.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  • Fantastic Minion (Nakia Ramirez)
  • Captain Force (Edwuin Lujan)
  • DG Tempter (Luis A.Guerrero)
  • Dee Favorite Girl (Alfredo Triana Jr.)
  • E S Keepingthedream (Ramiro H. Garcia)
  • Walcott (Mauro Salcedo)
  • Shine Your Wagon (Roberto Valero)
  • TF Carters Pick (Daniel Valles)
  • Heza Poppin Dynasty (Noe B. Rodriguez)
  • Ramble It On (Ruben Castro)


Sunday’s Quarter Horse stakes tripleheader at Arapahoe Park includes the 400-yard, $20,000 RMQHA Championship Bonus Challenge Stakes. John G. Johnson’s Faster Than Hasta, a 4-year-old son of the Pritzi Dash stallion Hasta Be Fast trained by Robert Johnson, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr. Faster Than Hasta has earned $142,083 from 16 outs, and the gelding ended his sophomore season with a second-place finish in the 400-yard, $180,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship at Prairie Meadows on October 14.

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