Sixes Flash Breaks Maiden in $274,325 Firecracker Futurity
The Texas-bred colt upsets the field at Delta Downs.
July 1, 2017
Sixes Flash, a sorrel son of Streakin Sixes racing for Rancho Herradura LLC and the tenth-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden in Saturday's Grade 2, $274,325 Firecracker Futurity at Delta downs.
Ridden by Rolando Cabrera and sent to post at odds of 13-1, Sixes Flash defeated 7-2 second choice Emnent by a neck while covering 350 yards in :17.622. Erasmo Hernandez trained the colt, who was winning for the first time in six outs.
Sixes Flash was bred by Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas, and was a $6,500 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. The colt is out of Viborita, a winning homebred 8-year-old daughter of Shazoom. His third dam, the Beduino (TB) mare Indigo Illusion, was a multiple graded stakes winner from 1983-85 and was the sport's champion 2-year-old filly in '83.
The $137,162 winner's share of the Firecracker Futurity purse increased Sixes Flash's earnings to $147,405. The colt's resume includes a third-place finish in the May 13 Old South Futurity at Delta.
Capital Ice finished third, a head behind runner-up Emnent. Desire Astoli, Easy Gold Pop, Capitan Jimbob, fastest qualifier Sr Shambles, Dont Temp Me, First Girl Ever, and Flash Version completed the official order of finish.
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