Rappid Wins $222,000 Speedhorse Futurity

The ivory James gelding gets his first stakes victory on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Matthew Eck's Rappid won Saturday's Speedhorse Futurity, part of the closing-night program at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.

Rappid, a gelded son of Ivory James owned and trained by Matthew Eck, sprinted to a half-length win in Saturday's $222,000 Speedhorse Futurity (G3) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.

Ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr., Rappid went 350 yards in :17.899 while racing against a reported 8-mph head wind. The fourth-fastest qualifier, the gelding earned an 86 speed index and banked the $84,360 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory.

Rappid was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby D. Cox and was a $23,000 purchase by Eck at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale at Oklahoma City. The gelding is out of Azoomin With Jessie, a homebred 11-year-old winning daughter of Azoom who finished seocnd in the 2010 Sam Houston Derby (G2).

Rappid has won two of six starts and has earned $106,684.

Dynasty First Class ran second and was followed by Redneckedness, Dynasty Leader, Americas Dynasty, The Churchwellcartel, Tuff Copa LBH, Sheza Highclass Girl, Ms Apollitical Cash, and Fly N Tell. The fastest qualifier, Fly N Tell lost all chance when she reared at the start.

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