Kiss My Heineken Tops Heritage Place Derby Qualifiers

The gelding wins his trial by two lengths and is the fastest qualifier to the June 3, 400-yard final at Remington Park.

Kiss My Heineken won the fifth of six Heritage Place Derby trials at Remington Park on Sunday. The gelding is the fastest qualifier to the June 3 final. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Kiss My Heineken is the fastest qualifier to the June 3, $297,100 Heritage Place Derby (G1) at Remington Park.

A bay son of Carters Cartel trained by Eddie D. Willis for owners Jeff Carter and Justin Massey, Kiss My Heineken won the fifth of six 400-yard trials by two lengths in :19.919 on Sunday. Jimmy Dean Brooks rode the gelding, who was racing against a reported 10-mph head wind.

Kiss My Heineken was bred in Kentucky by Robert A. Gentry. A $22,000 purchase at the 2015 Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the gelding has won two of nine starts and has earned $97,540, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Duponte, in last year's $1,083,420 Heritage Place Futurity (G1).

Apollitical Scout, the second-fastest qualifier, won the second heat by a neck in :19.944 for owners Preston and Karen Cloud of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Omar Reyes rode the Apollitlcal Jess filly for trainer Clint Crawford.

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