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.

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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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