Cloud Ridge Shines in Easy Jet Stakes
The homebred gelding gets his first stakes victory.
June 3, 2017
Cloud Ridge, a homebred Carters Cartel gelding campaigned by Randy J. Davis of Vinita, Oklahoma, defeated nine state-bred opponents to win Saturday's 350-yard, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) at Remington Park.
Cloud Ridge stopped the timer in :17.538, and his winning margin was a half of a length from Apollitical Wagon. Berkley Packer rode the bay gelding for trainer Stacey Capps.
Cloud Ridge has won two of three starts, and the $29,730 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory increased his bankroll to $42,148. The gelding is out of Snow Clouds, a winning 13-year-old daughter of 1997 champion 2-year-old colt This Snow Is Royal.
Political Attraction finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Cloud Ridge. High Friday, Unconquerable, Jess Painted Sign, My Eye Opening Task, Bv Sugar Daddy, One Jazz, and Peves Candy Chickman completed the order of finish.
Contested annually at Remington Park, the Easy Jet Stakes honors the memory of Easy Jet. The sport's world champion and winner of the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in 1969, Easy Jet was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in '93. Easy Jet died at age 25 in 1992.
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