Stineway Ivory Heads Wild West

Western-based youngsters star in Wild West Futurity.

Q-Racing Journal

Rob Evans and Hanson Racing LLC’s Steinway Ivory brings the fastest-qualifying time and four wins from eight starts into the $141,800 Wild West Futurity on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.

The 350-yard Wild West Futurity is for juveniles who have competed in 11 western starts, except California, and Canada.

Steinway Ivory (Ivory James-Christie Jo Dash by First Down Dash) defeated second-fastest qualifier Gunnin For Doe (FDD Dynasty-Bundel Doe by Hennessy (TB)) in the first of four trials. Steinway Ivory, the 7-5 favorite, was timed in :17.779 while Steve Berry’s homebred Gunnin For Doe was clocked in :17.817.

The Ryan Hanson-trained Steinway Ivory spent the summer at Les Bois Park after winning his maiden in his second start at Los Alamitos. The gelding was third in the $150,324 Bitterroot Futurity and the $48,056 John Deere Les Bois Park Juvenile Challenge, beaten by just a head.

Gunnin For Doe made four starts at Laurel Brown Track in Utah before making his Los Alamitos debut in the Wild West trials. The gelding started his career with three-straight wins, highlighted by the $18,447 South Valley Futurity.

Reed Pierson’s homebred Cartels Fire (Teller Cartel-Legend Of Fire by First Down Dash) has made three starts at Los Alamitos for trainer Paul Jones after making four starts in Idaho. Two starts ago, the gelding was fourth in the $35,550 John Deere Los Alamitos Challenge and then won his Wild West Futurity trial by one-half length with the third-fastest time of :17.835.

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