Stakes Doubleheader at Hialeah Sunday
City of Hialeah Stakes, Tallahassee Stakes to be contested at the Florida track.
January 21, 2015
The top-three finishers in The Signature Stakes—The Ocean King, Paint Candy Flying and Dreamnwideopen—are back for the $25,000 City of Hialeah Stakes at 400 yards during a Sunday stakes doubleheader at Hialeah Park.
Also on the program is the 220-yard, $20,000 Tallahassee Stakes, the second leg of the Hialeah Sprint Series.
The impeccably bred The Ocean King (Corona Cartel-Runaway Wave by Runaway Winner) gave his breeding value a boost when he scored his first stakes victory in the $27,000 The Signature Stakes. In December, his dam Runaway Wave became the all-time leading producer with her foals earning $3,643,186. She surpassed Corona Chick. Runaway Wave, the dam of 38 registered foals, has produced millionaires and champions Ocean Runaway and Wave Carver, each winners of the Champion of Champions (G1).
The Ocean King, owned by Ocean King Syndicate and trained by Matt Frazier, raced to a 14-1 upset when he took The Signature by a neck over 7-10 favorite Paint Candy Flying.
Elite Oilfield Services’ Paint Candy Flying (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Fly Candy Fly by Strawflyin Buds) earned the strong favorite’s role in The Signature with his consistent record. He has been on the board in his latest three races, all stakes.
In addition to runner-up effort in The Signature, the Kalah Welch-trained gelding was second in the $25,000 Orange Blossom Stakes and third in the $19,000 OQHRA Fall Classic at Will Rogers Downs.
Sam Green’s Dreamnwideopen (Feature Mr Jess-This Dreams Flying by Strawfly Special) was third in the $31,000 Cherokee Challenge at Will Rogers Downs.
VWP Inc.’s Carters Disco (Carters Cartel-Check This Disco by Check Him Out) is loaded with past class and comes off a win at the $15,000 optional-claiming level at Hialeah for trainer Darlene Hay. He qualified for the 2013 $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1), $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) and the 2014 $943,127 Ruidoso Derby (G1).
In the Tallassee Stakes, M and M Farms Inc.’s PM Runaway Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Runaway Lady Oak by Runaway Winner) shoots for his third-straight win, all at 220 yards. The Jesus Garrido-trained filly won a $20,000 optional-claiming race at Evangeline Downs by a nose and then took a $20,840 allowance race at Hialeah by a neck.
Elio Vazquez’s Oh My Gol Sis (Sis B Gol-Oh My Miss Kitty by Oh My Gee Whiz) raced to a 10-1 upset win in the $22,000 Speedball Stakes at 110 yards, the first leg of the Sprint Series. He won by one-half length in :06.89 for his first win since taking a 250-yard, $5,000 starter-allowance race at Hialeah a year ago.
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