November 19-20 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Shatto Stoli scored his first stakes win in Saturday's Louisiana QHBA Juvenile Invitational Stakes. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 19-20. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, 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.

Evangeline Downs
Rosendo Valdez's Shatto Stoli led at every call en route to a one-length victory in Saturday's 400-yard LQHBA Invitational Stakes for Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds.

Prepped by Rosendo Valdez Jr., Shatto Stoli stopped the timer in :19.828 and recorded a 94 speed index under jockey Antonio Alberto. The sorrel son of Stoli banked the $24,000 winner's share of the $40,000 purse.

Shatto Stoli was bred by Juan San Miguel Jr. The filly has won two of nine outs and has earned $40,325.

Tf Eyesa Firefighter ran second and was followed by Runaway Balance, Lovin That Sizzle, Lil Bro Big Streak, Tee Ray, Dashing Bye Presence, Lightemupwithcharm, Hoochie Corona, and 2-1 favorite Tf Ms Perrys Runaway completed the official order of finish.

Portland Meadows
Nakia Ramirez rode longshot Tic Tac Attack to the filly's first stakes win in Sunday's 400-yard, $16,900 Portland Meadows Fall Derby.

Trained by Skyler Greene for owner BDS Performance Horses, Tic Tac Attack defeated Tickle Ur Fancy by 1 1/4 lengths in :20.151 on a sloppy track. However, Tickle Ur Fancy was disqualified and placed eighth following a stewards' inquiry.

Tic Tac Attack was bred in Texas by Mark Adair and Mark Adair II. The filly is by champion Tac It Like A Man out of the winning Separatist mare Harney Girl. Her second dam, the winning Raise A Secret mare Twelfth Secret, ran second in Ms Lady Casanova's 1993 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Raced almost exclusively in the Intermountain region, Tic Tac Attack has won three of 15 starts and has earned $17,431.

Shez Sneakin Fast, Longo, Gone Fast, Cm Its All About Me, Myappi, Ez Feisty Patriot, and Tickle Ur Fancy completed the official order of finish.

Turf Paradise
The field has been set for the December 4, $15,000-added AQRA Turf Paradise Open Derby, and Orlando Guerrero's May Be Fantastic SA set the fastest qualifying time from two trials on Saturday.

Saddled by Ubaldo Guerrero and ridden by Martin Osuna, May Be Fantastic SA won the first 400-yard heat by 3 1/2 lengths in :19.559. The Fantastic Corona Jr colt was a $5,200 buy at the 2014 Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

On Sunday, Alvaro Monteverde's Cowboys Dynasty posted the fastest qualifying time to the $17,500-added AQRA Turf Paradise Open Futurity.

Ridden by Jesus Osuna, Cowboys Dynasty won the last of three 400-yard trials by a neck in :19.957. Monteverde also trains the Arizona-bred son of champion Fdd Dynasty and the graded stakes placed On A High mare Mexican Radio.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the December 11 final.

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