Field Set for Grade 3, $214,000 Speedhorse Futurity
Bad Neighbor sets the fastest qualifying time on Saturday.
July 15, 2017
Mauro Mendoza's Bad Neighbor, a gelded son of champion Country Chicks Man, broke his maiden with a 1 1/2-length win in the sixth of eight 350-yard Speedhorse Futurity (G3) trials at Fair Meadows at Tulsa on Saturday.
Ridden by Daniel Torres for trainer Ramon Mendoza, Bad Neighbor led at every call before reaching the wire in :17.616 and setting the fastest qualifying time for the July 29, $214,000 Speedhorse Futurity final. The gelding was making his first start since May 6, when he finished second in a 330-yard, $16,100 maiden-special-weight race at Remington Park.
Bad Neighbor was bred in Oklahoma by Dallas Pryor.
Second-fastest qualifier Political Attraction won the second trial by 1 3/4 lengths in :17.640 for his first victory in four starts. James Flores rode the graded stakes placed Apollitical Jess gelding for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. and trainer John Weghorst.
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