Ahs Uncle Si Scores in Sunshine State Derby

The odds-on favorite connects for his first career stakes win.

Q-Racing Journal

A sharp break from his rail post helped Alicia L. Hill Smith's Ahs Uncle Si earn a two-length victory in Saturday's Sunshine State Derby at Hialeah Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography.

Rodrigo Vallejo rode sixth-fastest qualifier and 4-5 favorite Ahs Uncle Si to a two-length win in Saturday’s 400-yard, $200,000 Sunshine State Derby (R) at Hialeah Park.

Trained by Judd Kearl for owner and breeder Alicia L. Hill Smith, Ahs Uncle Si tripped the timer in a hand-timed :19.430. The homebred colt by Struttin To Beduino was winning for the second time in five starts and scoring his first career stakes victory.

Ahs Uncle Si was bred in Florida. The colt’s dam, Ichies Signature, is an unraced daughter of the Flaring Dancer stallion Ichie Dancer.

Ahs Uncle Si has won two of his four starts during the current Hialeah Park meet, and his resume includes a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Who Jack, in the 300-yard, $100,580 FQHRA Stallion Stakes Derby (R) on January 17. The colt crossed the wire first in the first of three Sunshine State Derby trials on February 5, but he was disqualified and placed fifth.

Shes A Tourist, the fastest qualifier, finished second and was followed by La Doncella Comminup, Blacks Cartel, Fast Flyin Fireball, Bubbles Cartel Gal, Streakin Knight, Toast To Bono, Burnin For You, and Salty Gator.

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