Valiant Rogue Wins Bob Moore Memorial

The 5-year-old gelding earns his second graded stakes victory.

Q-Racing Journal

G.R. Carter Jr. rode longshot Valiant Rogue to victory in Saturday's Bob Moore Memorial Stakes. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Handling a sloppy and sealed track with skill, 12-1 longshot Valiant Rogue earned a neck victory in Saturday's $54,730 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (G2) at Remington Park.

Valiant Rogue covered 300 yards in :14.950 and posted a 107 speed index under jockey G.R. Carter Jr. Jimmy Padgett trained the 5-year-old Valiant Hero gelding for owner Wyok Ranch LLC of Hillsdale, Wyoming.

“That was a true Quarter Horse race right there,” said winning jockey G.R. Carter. “My horse really broke good and he had a real clean trip on the outside. He won and made me look good. I hit him a couple of times left-handed and he just kind of ran away from them and stayed in front. He ran a really nice race.”

Valiant Rogue was bred in Oklahoma by Bollenbach Farms. The gelding has won seven of 20 starts, and his three career stakes victories include the 2016 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. The $33,030 winner's share of the Bob Moore Memorial purse increased his bankroll to $705,467.

Knockemout Capi, Paint My Pilot, PYC Fun N Fancy, High Plains Perry, Tommy The Train, The Fiscal Cliff, Born To B Bad, Bout Tree Fiddy, and Percyjones completed the order of finish.

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