Tres Friends Draws Post 2 for Rich Texas Classic Futurity

The Grade 1 winner is the ninth-fastest qualifier to the Grade 1, 440-yard stakes.

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Lone Star Park on Saturday will host Texas' richest horse race for any breed, the $1,151,780 Texas Classic Futurity.

A solid field of juveniles, topped by Grade 1 winner Tres Friends, has been entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $1,151,780 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

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A sorrel son of champion Tres Seis trained by Trey Wood for owner Terry D. Stennett, Tres Friends has earned $422,830 from four outs, and his two wins include a neck victory in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs in July. The gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

EC Jet One, the fastest qualifier, came off of a six-month layoff to win the eighth of 16 trials by a half of a length on October 24. A homebred colt by The Louisiana Cartel trained by Judd Kearl for owner Enrique Carrion, EC Jet One has won two of his three starts, with his only loss coming as a third-place finish in the April 25, $621,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

EC Jet One drew post 8 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

Ferrari GT, a Grade 1-placed son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Javier Marquez’s J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas, drew post 6 and will be ridden by Salvador Martinez. The colt has won two of his three starts during the current Lone Star meet and ran second, a nose behind winner Famous Little Reba, in the 400-yard, $449,000 Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) on October 10.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- First Fancy Racy (Esgar Ramirez), 15-1; Tres Friends (Ricky Ramirez), 8-1; This Is A Deal (Francisco Calderon), 8-1; Valiant Rogue (Cody Jensen), 9-2; A Tres Of Paint (G.R. Carter Jr.), 12-1; Ferarri GT (L. Salvador Martinez), 10-1; Jess A Sweetie (Luis Vivanco), 12-1; EC Jet One (Rodrigo Vallejo), 4-1; Prissy Sin Tacha (Joe Badilla Jr.), 7-2; and Lets Get On Board (Daniel Torres), 6-1.

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