High Rate Of Motion Tops Day One of Ruidoso Futurity Trials

The stakes-placed gelding wins by two lengths on Friday.

Q-Racing Journal

High Rate Of Motion, pictured here winning the seventh of 13 trials on Friday, is the fastest qualifier from the first day of Ruidoso Futurity trials. PHOTO: Gay Harris

High Rate Of Motion, a stakes-placed son of second-year sire High Rate Of Return, led the first day of Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday.

Ridden by Cody Jensen and racing against a 19-mph head wind, High Rate Of Motion won the seventh of 13 350-yard trials by two lengths in :17.995. Mike Joiner trains the sorrel gelding, who races for High Rate Partners 2017 and was a $33,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

High Rate Of Motion was bred in Louisiana by CNN Breeding. The gelding has won two of three starts and has earned $13,240, and his resume includes a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Eagles Soar, in the 300-yard, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Stakes at Sunland Park on April 15.

"He ran a really good race," said Joiner. "We ran him at Sunland, and he's a tall, lanky colt. He couldn't get away from the gate. Today is the best he's ever done."

Trainer Wes Giles saddled the second- and third-fastest qualifiers from Friday's trials, Ezra Lee's Big Daddys Winner and Melvin Neugebauer's Uptown Dynasty. A homebred gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel, Big Daddys Winner won the ninth heat for her second victory in three outs. Uptown Dynasty, a gelded son of champion Mr Jess Perry and a $65,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, won the first trial for her first win in two starts.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers --Ezra Lee's Big Daddys Winner and Melvin Neugebauer's Uptown Dynast. from the first day of trials. Thirteen more trials will be contested on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. (MDT).

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