Will Rogers Downs Ends Fall Meet With Stakes Tripleheader

Fastest qualifier First Sweet Midnite draws post 5 for $310,000 Black Gold Futurity Championship.


Will Rogers Downs will end its fall Quarter Horse meet with a stakes tripleheader on Saturday.

Bret Carpenter’s First Sweet Midnite, the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 juveniles entered back in the 440-yard, $310,000 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (RG3), one of three stakes scheduled for Will Rogers Downs on Saturday.

A homebred gelded son of Sweet First Down trained by Kevin Willis, First Sweet Midnite is coming off of a clear 2 1/2-length victory in his trial on October 31. The gelding has earned $10,870 from four outs. First Sweet Midnite drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

Owners James Sills and Abel Flores will be represented by Shaken Pappasito, a homebred gray daughter of Pappasito. Trained by Kevin Willis, the filly was a finalist in the May 30, $1.17-million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park. Jose Vega will ride Shaken Pappasito from post 9.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- Country Club Chick (L. Salvador Martinez), 10-1; Highway (Jesus Salazar), 7-2; Candys Little Wagon (Agustin Silva), 5-1; Brave Heart Won (G.R. Carter Jr.), 8-1; First Sweet Midnite (Jimmy D. Brooks), 5-2; Boogies Special Dash (Cesar Gomez), 9-2; Train Story (Daniel Torres), 20-1; Id Sooner Rush (Joe Badilla Jr.), 25-1; Shaken Pappasito (Jose Vega), 12-1; and Fast Ferarri (Larry Payne), 15-1.

Also on Saturday, BP Tac Marys Policy is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 350-yard, $173,000 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity.

Racing for Belinda Arriaga from the barn of trainer R.L. “Rick” Robinson, BP Tac Marys Policy set the fastest qualifying time with her half-length victory as the 2-1 choice in her trial on November 1. The filly by Tac It Like A Man has won three of five outs and has banked $12,048.

BP Tac Marys Policy drew post 4 and will be ridden by Agustin Silva.

Butch Parsons’ Fast N Fancy, a graded stakes winning daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Sam Howard, drew post 10 and will be ridden by Larry Payne. The filly has earned $78,199 from five races, and she broke her maiden in the July 25, $185,000 Speedhorse Futurity (G3) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- Ms Shaken Cartel (Jimmy Brooks), 12-1; VF Floosie (G.R. Carter Jr.), 10-1; CF Humbuckin (Jorge Torres), 7-2; BP Tac Marys Policy (Agustin Silva), 5-2; VF Red Surprise (James Flores), 20-1; Bye Byefreighttrain (Cesar Gomez), 8-1; Political Scorpion (Mario Delgado), 9-2; Prospecting Again (Cody Smith), 15-1; Rosas Coronas (Jose Vega), 25-1; and Fast N Fancy (Larry Payne), 5-1.

A full field of 10 sophomores has been entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $66,000 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby on Saturday.

Alexia Mehrle’s Specials Jess, a gelded son of Spit Curl Jess trained by Kasey Willis, drew post 3 and is the 5-2 morning-line choice. Specials Jess won his trial on October 31 off of a third-place finish in the 400-yard, $106,000 Altoona Derby at Prairie Meadows on October 10.

Cesar Gomez will ride Specials Jess from post 3 in the OHA Mystery Derby final.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- Jo Chrome (Ivan Carnero), 25-1; Specials Jamie (Agustin Silva), 12-1; Specials Jess (Cesar Gomez), 5-2; Penthouse Sweet (Jose Vega), 15-1; Big Kids Birthday (Larry Payne), 5-1; Snowy Man (Jimmy Brooks), 20-1; Cartel Rosie (Daniel Torres), 7-2; Tac My Chances (Jesus Salazar), 9-2; Ting Ting Tac (Mario Delgado), 8-1; and Eye Conic (Jorge Torres), 10-1.

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