Cole Man 47 Wins Grade 2, $355,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity
The Stel Corona gelding earns his first graded stakes victory on Saturday.
October 6, 2018
Fifth-fastest qualifier Cole Man 47 earned his first graded stakes victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $355,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos.
Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, Cole Man 47 defeated Jess Bein Me by a neck in :17.692. Paul Jones saddled the gray Stel Corona gelding for owners Steve McIntyre and Marin Jones.
Cole Man 47 was bred in Utah by McIntyre. The gelding is out of GM Silver Dreams, a homebred winning daughter of champion Royal Quick Dash.
“I named this horse after my grandson,” McIntyre said. “Forty-seven is his soccer number. He’s 12-years-old and plays with a pretty good team in Utah. His name is Cole, of course. He’s my oldest daughter’s boy."
Raced exclusively in California, Cole Man 47 has won three of nine starts, including the August 18 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Stakes. The $149,100 winner's share of the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity purse increased the gelding's earnings to $194,814.
“We might skip the John Deere (final at Los Alamitos on November 17) and go for the Two Million trials," said Jones.
Purty Fancy Dude finished third and was followed by fastest qualifier and 17-10 favorite Estelline, Red Hawk Cartel, Conquering Marie, Paddy Riley, Ali Babe Foose, and Callender. Majestic Mr Perry was scratched.
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