Futurity Doubleheader at Will Rogers

Will Rogers Hosts Black Gold, Kansas Jackpot futurities.

September 5, 2013

Speedhorse Futurity (G2) winner Spit Like Jagger in the $100,000 Black Gold 330 Futurity (RG3) and fastest-qualifier Im Shaky in the $37,740 Kansas Jackpot Futurity (RG3) combine for a futurity doubleheader at Will Rogers Downs on Saturday.

Steve Wilson and Rodney Reed’s Spit Like Jagger (Spit Curl Jess-Fast Prize Corona by Corona Cartel) has proven to be very effective at this futurity level with his win in the Speedhorse Futurity as the 6-5 favorite and a second-place effort in the Heritage Place Juvenile (R).

The Reed-trained Spit Like Jagger took his Black Gold 330 Futurity trial by a half length with the third-fastest qualifying time of :16.660 for the 330 yards.

Jose Guzman’s Copper Oaks (Brimmerton-Eye Love It by Mr Eye Opener) may be ready for the class jump after finishing fourth in the $19,500 Cherokee Stakes and then dominating the ninth of 14 Black Gold 330 Futurity trials by 1 1/4 lengths with the top time of :16.581.

The Luz Chavira-owned and -trained Azoom Diamond (Azoom-Hot As Diamonds by Hot As Hell) stepped forward with a length trial score for his second win from three starts. His time of :16.639 was the third-fastest qualifying time.

Im Shaky (Embrujo FG-Shaky Kate by Special Shake) enters the Kansas Jackpot Futurity off a half-length win in his trial. Racing for her breeder, Paul Newmaster, she has won one of two starts.