Corona Ranger, SC Vapor Trail Headline Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge Trials
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the June 30, $60,000-est. final.
June 12, 2018
Corona Ranger and SC Vapor Trail are among the 32 sophomores entered in Friday's 400-yard Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge trials at Ruidoso Downs.
Corona Ranger has earned $169,565 from eight starts, and his three wins include a three-quarter length victory in the December 16, 400-yard Evangeline Downs Futurity. John Stinebaugh trains the Corona Cartel gelding for owner Vanessa Bartoo of Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico.
Corona Ranger drew post 2 and will be ridden by Agustin Silva in the last of four trials.
The 9-5 morning-line favorite in the second heat, SC Vapor Trail will be making his first-ever start at Ruidoso Downs. The bay Corona Cartel filly won last year's 350-yard, $44,000 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge and was a finalist in the 350-yard, $1-million Ed Burke Million Futurity.
SC Vapor Trail is trained by Mike Robbins for owner Reliance Ranches LLC. She drew post 3 and will be ridden by Stormy Smith.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $60,000-est. Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge final on June 30.
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