Will Rogers' Halloween Day Card Dominated by Trials

Track's October 31 program features Black Gold Futurity Championship, OHA Mystery Derby trials.

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Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma, will feature two sets of trials on its October 31 card.

Dynamite 123, a gelded son of champion FDD Dynasty owned by Preston Cloud and Barbara Dull, is one of 62 juveniles entered in Saturday’s 440-yard Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs.

Also on Saturday, a total of 22 3-year-olds has been entered in three 350-yard Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby trials.

Dynamite 123 broke his maiden with a nose victory in the September 26, $310,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (RG3) at Will Rogers. The gelding has earned $126,818 from six outs. Dynamite 123 will be ridden by Ivan Carnero for trainer Clinton Crawford from post 8 in the fourth of seven trials.

Dynamite 123’s seven opponents in heat 4 include Gene Cox’s Prized Wagon, a stakes-placed Pyc Paint Your Wagon colt trained by Donnie Strickland. Prized Wagon has won three of six outs and has banked $115,518.

Agustin Silva will ride Prized Wagon from post 4.

Victory Farms’ A Bee C, the runner-up to Dynamite 123 in the Black Gold 350 Futurity, will be ridden by James Flores from post 2 in the seventh trial. Trained by Brian Muse, the gelded son of Apollitical Jess has earned $109,708 from nine starts, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish in the 350-yard, $185,000 Speedhorse Futurity (G2) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa on July 25.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $150,375-added Black Gold Futurity Championship on November 14.

OHA Mystery Derby Trials

Richard Joneson’s Play Harder, a homebred Grade 1-placed son of Furrtreeous trained by Clinton Crawford, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the second OHA Mystery Derby trial.

Play Harder has won two of 13 starts and has earned $64,816 during his career. The gelding’s resume includes a third-place finish, one length behind winner Gold Digging Ashley, in last year’s 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

Play Harder will be ridden by Ivan Carnero from post 7.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will face off in the November 14, $24,250-added OHA Mystery Derby final.

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