Im Hott Ur Nott, L Bar D Sweet Fantsy Share Win in Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge
Also, Cowboy 109 earns his first stakes victory in John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge.
August 21, 2016
Evergreen Park's photo finish camera couldn't separate Ralph Danard's Im Hott Ur Nott and Roberto Ponce's L Bar D Sweet Fantsy at the wire in Sunday's $19,980 Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge Stakes.
Both Im Hott Ur Nott and L Bar D Sweet Fantsy reached the finish line in :20.390, a half of a length in front of third-place Gone Fast, and earned 90 speed indexes. Roberto Castillo rode Im Hott Ur Nott for trainer Laurie Ferguson, and Tyler Walker was aboard L Bar D Sweet Fantsy for trainer Hector Magallanes.
Im Hott Ur Not was bred in California by Dean Frey, and the 6-year-old mare is a daughter of champion Tres Seis and the 11-year-old First Down Dash mare Wild California Rose. An $8,500 purchase by her owner at the 2012 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale, she has won 13 of 26 starts, including last year's Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge, and she has banked $85,016.
A 4-year-old daughter of Fantastic Corona Jr and the winning Strawfly Special mare Dash Home Deb, L Bar D Sweet Fantsy was bred by Darrell and Linda Sanders. The mare has won seven of her 20 outs and has earned $25,181.
Quad Seis, Splashy Mamacita, Kiddys Down, and Cybil completed the order of finish.
Also on Sunday, Cowboy 109 earned his first stakes win in the $28,528 John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Evergreen Park.
Racing for Bob Perlich, Brian Hinken, Bob McCutcheon, and trainer Buckey Stockwell, Cowboy 109 covered 350 yards in :18.106 and posted a 91 speed index under jockey Jose Rocha. The California-bred son of Favorite Cartel's margin of victory was a neck from North Pine Special.
Cowboy 109 returned a $5.60 win mutuel as the 9-5 favorite in the field of seven 2-year-olds. The colt was bred by Dr. Steve Burns of Menifee, California, and his dam, the winning On A High mare Pretty Jet High, was a finalist in three graded futurities in 1995, including the Rainbow (G1) and West Texas Sun Country (G1) futurities in New Mexico.
Cowboy 109 has won two of his six starts and has earned $20,175. The colt's race record includes a third-place finish in the Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity at Evergreen Park on July 24.
Jesses Claim Ta Fame ran third and was followed by Zerelda James, Honor The Fast Man, Dashin By All, and Scarface Judge. Fastest qualifier Surly was scratched.
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