Hes Relentless Tops Day 1 of Heritage Trials

Five finalists determined on Friday night at Remington Park.

May 11, 2013

The first five juveniles have qualified for the $1 million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) from Friday’s trials at Remington Park. Hes Relentless rolled to a 4 ¼-length win in his trial while easily posting the top 350-yard time to move on to the rich final on June 1.

Undefeated through two career races, Hes Relentless left the gate in good order and rocketed down the stretch, drawing away from his foes with every step. Owned by Tom Maher of Pierre, South Dakota, and trained by Amber Blair, Hes Relentless was ridden by Cody Smith. The Missouri-bred colt crossed the finish in :17.233 over a fast track.

Hes Relentless adds his superb trial run to his maiden victory on April 5. A colt by One Famous Eagle from the Strawfly Special mare This Dreams Special, Hes Relentless was bred by Sunflower Supply Co.

Joining Hes Relentless in the Heritage Place Futurity, with their trial times, will be: BP Wagon Train, :17.343; Pronto Alex, :17.409; Big Biz Perry, :17.436 and Beattie Feathers, :17.570.

BP Wagon Train and Big Biz Perry are both trained by Trey Wood, who was the only conditioner to place more than one into the Heritage Place Futurity from the first night of trials. Jockey Ricky Ramirez rode both of the Wood qualifiers, in addition to two more trial wins on Gerneral Lee and Lethal Corona.

The four-win night by Ramirez launched him into sole possession of third-place in the jockey standings with 22 wins. G.R. Carter leads the way with 41 wins while Jimmy Brooks has 35.

There will be nine more pressure-packed trials for the Heritage Place Futurity on Saturday evening with the fastest five joining the top five from Friday night in the June 1 main event.