All American Derby Qualifier: Another Shot
Sorrel Gelding, Tempting Dash - Fontanas Stoli by Stoli
Race record: 8-3-1-1 $35,864
Breeder: Simmons Racing (TX)
Owner: Paragon Farms LLC
Trainer: Blane Wood
Qualifying Jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Qualifying Time: :21.490
RACE RECORD: Another Shot was a consistent winner as a 2-year-old, taking three of five starts, and qualified to Thecartelofmiracle’s $851,776 Texas Classic Futurity (G1).
With three starts this year, he comes into the All American Derby off a second-place finish behind Jess Move You in their trial. Their race featured a fast track and a tail wind.
BREEDER: John Simmons’ Simmons Racing is based in Burnet, Texas, and since 2013 he has bred the earners of more than $341,000 with a 35 percent win-place-show record. In 2013, he purchased sire Tempting Dash, who is now syndicated. He also bred Grade 1 finalist Tempting Special.
OWNER: Thomas E. Lipar’s Paragon Farms LLC is based in Conroe, Texas, and has a classy stable of horses. The horses have earnings of more than $2.2 million and include 2016 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner High Plains Perry and 2017 Ruidoso Derby (G1) winner Tough To Bee.
He also owns champion Jess Good Reason ($421,934), Time For Jess ($389,729), Apollitical Scout ($354,600) and many more.
TRAINER: Blane Wood qualified three finalists to the All American Futurity, and has Another Shot to the Derby.
The veteran trainer has since 1975 trained the earners of more than $17 million, including four Rainbow Futurity winners – the most recent being this year’s MM Fourinthemorning.
QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Champion jockey Ricky Ramirez knows how to be a winner on and off the track. The recent rider of $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) winner MM Fourinthemorning, Ramirez was also just named this year’s Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award winner, which is an award given to a jockey by his or her peers based on personal character on and off the racetrack.
He has ridden more than 1,100 winners and the earners of more than $29.7 million.
PEDIGREE: Sire Tempting Dash is an 11-year-old son of First Down Dash who was an undefeated champion during his racing career.
As a sire, from six crops to race, he has gotten the earners of more than $6.9 million, and average earnings of $22,173 per starter. His runners are led by champion Kiss My Hocks ($1,199,385). He is also the dam sire of All American Futurity qualifier Im Jess Special V.
Tempting Dash stands at Granada Farms at Wheelock, Texas.
Dam Fontanas Stoli is a half sister to Grade 1 winner Okey Dokey Fantasy ($576,521), and from the immediate female family of Fast Debonair ($455,658), Endless Ocean ($265,322), etc. Another Shot is her first starter.