May 13-15 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes action.
May 12, 2016
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes action for the week of May 13-15. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recap stories in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Second-fastest qualifier SR Inseperable, a bay daughter of champion Inseperable trained by Adrian Huitron for owner Jorge Aguilera, sprinted to a neck victory in Friday's $71,075 Old South Derby.
SR Inseperable covered 350 yards in :17.614 while earning an 88 speed index and her first career stakes win. Damian Martinez rode the Oklahoma-bred filly.
Damian Martinez rode SR Inseperable
SR Inseperable was bred by Andrew T. Smith. The filly has won two of six outs, including her Old South Derby trial on April 22, and she has earned $41,854.
Paint Me A Storm finished second and was followed by fastest qualifier and 9-5 favorite Politically Corrupt, One Tough Rio, Catching Fire Corona, Dont Lett Her Down, Seis To Temp, Aw Naw, and Cartel Gigi. Sixth-fastest qualifier Mr Rock Solid Jess was scratched.
On Saturday, P and D Racing's Sizzlin Stewart earmed his second win in as many outs and first stakes victory in the $88,935 Old South Futurity.
The fastest qualifier and 3-2 favorite, Sizzlin Stewart went 330 yards in :17.007 under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, and his winning margin was three-quarters of a length from fourth-fastest qualifier and 4-1 third choice Tres Seis Sign. Kennneth Roberts Sr. prepped the gray gelded son of the Corona For Me stallion Sizzlin Cartel.
Sizzlin Stewart made his debut with a three-quarter length win in the fourth of six trials on April 23. The $44,468 winner's share of the Old South Futurity purse pushed his bankroll to $48,668.
Sizzlin Stewart was bred in Texas by Stewart Racing Ltd.
Champagne Prospect, the 7-2 second choice in the field of nine, finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Sizzlin Stewart, to complete a $40 ($1) trifecta dividend. Cartelita, Strawflyin Tac, Mr Dash Jess, Bed O Quicker, Volcomtini, and Bettin On A Dynasty completed the order of finish.
EG High Desert Farms' Jess Ravin took the measure of eight sophomore fillies in Friday's 350-yard, $25,000 La Pacifica Handicap.
Prepped by Yanet Rodriguez and ridden by Jesus Ayala, Jess Ravin defeated Maggie Durant by a clear 1 1/4 lengths in :17.563. The sorrel filly was shortening in distance off of her second-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Jess Good Reason, in the 400-yard, $227,100 La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) on April 2.
"I was standing at the gate, but I saw that she got a clean start," said Rodriguez, who ponies Jess Ravin. "She was standing pretty good. There was a little bit of action in the gate, but the good thing is that she never lost her head. I think we had the advantage in that we broke well."
Jess Ravin was bred in Oklahoma by You And Me Partners. A $68,000 purchase at the 2014 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the filly has won three of six starts, and the $13,750 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes victory increased her earnings to $62,837.
"Jess Ravin is in some derbies this season, so we're excited to see what the year has in store for this filly," said Enrique Gonzalez of EG High Desert Farms.
Zendaya, Reason Enough, Tough Broad, Shes A Temptation, Miss Special Regard, odds-on favorite Jess Good Reason, and Strawfinders Jessee completed the order of finish.
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