EC Jet One is Fastest Texas Classic Futurity Qualifier

The homebred colt won the eighth of 16 400-yard trials at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Enrique Carreon's EC Jet One won the eighth of 16 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials and set the fastest qualifying time for the November 14 final. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Making his first start in six months, Enrique Carreon's EC Jet One won the eighth of 16 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park on Saturday and posted the fastest qualifying time for the $1-million final on November 14.

EC Jet One covered 400 yards on a track labeled "good" in :19.472, and his winning margin was a half of a length from fourth-fastest qualifier This Is A Deal.  Rodrigo Vallejo rode the homebred son of The Louisiana Cartel for trainer Judd Kearl.

EC Jet One was making his first start since April 25, when he ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Ivan James, in the 330-yard, $621,100 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park. The colt has earned $72,821 from three outs.

Second-fastest qualifier Prissy Sin Tacha won the seventh heat by 1 1/2 lengths in :19.519. The homebred daughter of champion Tempting Dash was trained by Cindi Keeton and ridden by Salvador Martinez for owners Bob and Jerry Gaston.

Other prominent finalists include Terry D. Stennett's Tres Friends, a gelded son of champion Tres Seis who ran fourth, three-quarters of a length behiind EC Jet One, in the eighth trial. Tres Friends has banked $422,830 from four starts, and his two wins include a neck victory in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on July 19.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers. Click here for a list of qualifiers to the November 14, $93,387 Texas Classic Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

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