Texas Classic Futurity Trials Draw 158 Two-Year-Olds

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday's 16 trial heats will meet in the November 14, $1-million est. final at Lone Star Park


Lone Star Park has moved its post time up to 5:05 p.m. (CDT) to accommodate 16 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trial heats on Saturday.

A total of 158 2-year-olds has been entered in Saturday's 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park.

Sixteen trial heats are scheduled. To accommodate the large number of races, Lone Star Park has moved its first post time up to 5:05 p.m. (CDT).

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Grade 1 winner Tres Friends, a sorrel son of champion Tres Seis racing for Terry D. Stennett, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the sixth trial. Trained by Trey Wood, the gelding will be making his first start since July 19, when he scored a wire-to-wire, neck win in the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Ricky Ramirez will ride Tres Friends on Saturday.

Leticia Contreras' Mayleen Pyc, a bay daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Rolando Almanza, drew post 2 in the fifth heat. The filly has earned $111,580 from three outs in Louisiana, and her two wins include a neck victory as the 2-1 favorite in the 300-yard, $241,000 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs in March.

Esgar Ramirez has been named to ride Mayleen Pyc in Saturday's trial.

Other prominent juvenile entered in the Texas Classic Futurity trials include Eagles Span, Shez A Hot Valentine, and Lets Get On Board. Eagles Span is trained by Jason Olmstead for owners Tom Maher and Bill Maher. A colt by One Famous Eagle, Eagles Span is coming off of a Canterbury Park summer campaign in which he won two stakes, including the 350-yard, $100,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity on July 5.

Eagles Span drew post 5 and will be ridden by Cody Smith in the first trial.

Shez A Hot Valentine has won her last two starts, including the August 23, $148,000 Gillespie County Fair Futurity, for her owner, Jaime Flores. A gray daughter of Walk Thru Fire trained by Homar Garza, the filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez in the fifth heat.

Lets Get On Board is trained by Jonathan Chavira for owners Georgina Chavira and Rito R. Sosa. The bay son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon will be making his first start since August 16, when he won the 400-yard, $203,000 Mile High Futurity (G3) at Arapahoe Park near Denver as the 2-1 favorite. Lets Get On Board drew post 2 and will be ridden by Daniel Torres in the eighth trial.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the November 14, $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity final.

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