Bout Tree Fiddy is Best in Rocky Mountain Futurity
The homebred Ivory James gelding wins at Arapahoe Park.
July 10, 2016
Bout Tree Fiddy, a homebred Ivory James gelding racing for Patrick Swan and Carry C. Allred and the second-fastest qualifier, reached the wire first in the $117,780 Rocky Mountain Futurity at Arapahoe Park on Sunday.
Ridden by Russell Vicchrilli for trainer Tomey Swan and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Bout Tree Fiddy defeated 2-1 favorite In Kuh Hoots by one length in :17.387. The Oklahoma-bred gelding was coming off of a second-place finish to fastest qualifier Mini Mink in the first of five trials on June 24.
Bout Tree Fiddy is out of Hollie Jollie, a winning and multiple graded stakes placed 9-year-old daughter of champion Fredricksburg. He has won two of five starts and has earned $68,496, and his race record includes a third-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Dicecapades, in the 330-yard, $70,000 Laico Bird Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles at Remington Park on April 23.
"It's a long process, but he's been an excellent student," said Patrick Swan. "He's becoming faster and faster. Today was his best race by far."
Allred raced Oh No U Didnt, the winner of the 2013 Rocky Mountain Futurity.
"We've been trying to get back here for three or four years, and it's tough to win these futurities," Allred said. "I feel this horse is a little faster than Oh No U Didnt. If we can keep him sound, I think he has a great future."
Who You Know finished third, a nose behind In Kuh Hoots, and was followed by Crazy At The Top, Mini Mink, Got Moves, First Domain, Bruce Allmty, Go Streak Lightning, and First Math.
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