Shakem Bye Perry Leads The Way in First Day of All American Futurity Trials

The trials continue with 14 more heats on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Shakem Bye Perry posted the fastest qualifying time from the first day of All American Futurity trials on Friday. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Jose Espinosa’s Shakem Bye Perry is the fastest qualifier from the first day of trials for the September 4, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Ridden by Omar Reyes for trainer Pedro Lopez, Shakem Bye Perry on Friday won the sixth of 14 440-yard trials by 1 1/4 lengths in :21.664. The First Prize Perry gelding was winning for the second time in seven outs.

Shakem Bye Perry was bred in Texas by Garlyn O. Shelton. He has banked $54,492, and he was stretching out in distance off of his third-place finish in the July 29, 350-yard TQHA Sale Futuriy (RG2) at Retama Park.

"He did well at Retama," said Espinoza of Shakem Bye Perry, who he acquired for $14,000 at last year's Texas QHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio. "In the futurity, he broke last and was bumped hard. He came from last to third. We knew we had a horse who would like 440 yards."

Martin Ybarra Jr.'s Heza Streakin Legacy was the second-fastest qualifier from the first day, as the Heza Fast Dash colt broke his maiden with a one-length victory in the second trial. Ridden by Jose A. Alvarez for trainer Albert Franco, Heza Streakin Legacy stopped the timer in :21.795 for his first win in four starts.

Heza Streakin Legacy was bred in Oklahoma by Donald J. Friesen, and he was a $14,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

Four of the five fastest qualifiers from the first day of trials came from the first six heats. The third- through fifth-fastest qualifiers were: Hes Limitless (:21.816), Believe Me Irene (:21.843), and Mr Secret Glory (:21.854).

The All American Futurity trials will continue with 14 more heats on Saturday. Post time for the first trial is 11:30 a.m. (MDT).

Click here for a complete list of finalists, including owners, breeders and pedigrees, from the first day of trials.

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