Fields Set for Black Gold Futurity Championship, OHA Mystery Derby

The fastest qualifiers from both sets of trials will meet in the November 10 finals.

Q-Racing Journal

Two sets of trials were run at Will Rogers Downs on Friday.

Kenneth Ruthardt's Devins Project, a homebred son of 2003 world champion Oak Tree Special trained by Shawna Manriquez, is the fastest qualifier to the November 10, $266,765 Black Gold Futurity Championship (R).

Racing in the fifth of six 440-yard trials at Will Rogers Downs on Friday, Devins Project defeated second-fastest qualifier Tarish by a neck in :21.775. Roberto Valero rode the Oklahoma-bred gelding.

Devins Project was making his first start at Will Rogers Downs. The gelding has won three of six starts and has banked $20,719, and his record includes a fourth-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Jess Doin Time, in the 350-yard, $146,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park on July 8.

Tarish races for J. Lloyd Yother from the barn of trainer Dee Keener. A gelded son of Prospect To The Top, Tarish has earned $25,383 from four outs, and he was a finalist in the September 23, $267,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R) at Will Rogers Downs.

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Also on Friday, the field was set for the November 10, $89,680 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby (R) for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds.

Lota Stars Falling, a homebred daughter of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion Lota Pyc, set the fastest qualifying time with his half-length victory in the third of four trials. Ridden by Cody Smith for trainer Loyd Moreland, the filly covered 350 yards in :17.582 while scoring his third win in seven races.

An Oklahoma-bred, Lota Stars Falling was coming off of a two-length win in a 330-yard, non-winners-of-two $10,000 claiming dash at Will Rogers Downs on September 23. The gelding has earned $19,977, of which $19,328 has been banked this season.

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