Air Force Won Risks Win Streak in Arapahoe's Mile High Derby

The Ketel Won gelding draws post 2 for Saturday's 400-yard stakes.

Air Force Won, pictured here winning the Rocky Mountain Derby, is one of 10 sophomores entered back in Saturday's Mile High Derby at Arapahoe Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Air Force Won, a sorrel son of champion Ketel Won racing for Vences Quarter Horse, will put his four-race win streak on the line in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000-added Mile High Derby at Arapahoe Park.

Air Force Won has won all four of his outs during the current Arapahoe meet, including the June 4, 400-yard Adequan Arapahoe Derby Challenge, and the July 9, 350-yard Rocky Mountain Derby. The gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Ramiro Garcia for trainer Uriel Delgado.

Other contenders include David J. Sanchez’s Bookish, a gelded son of Walk Thru Fire trained by Jose Antonio Moreno and a finalist in last year’s 350-yard, $385,000 PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. Bookish drew post 9 and will be ridden by Rodolfo Arvizu.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Runnin Along (Stormy Smith)
Air Force Won (Ramiro Garcia)
Swingit Lika Man (Russell Vicchrilli)
Sneaker (Juan Pulido)
Silver Citizen (James A. Flores)
TLM Streakin Joy (Cesar Gomez)
Thru The Night (Fernando Camacho)
Bo Dash Back (Edwin Pena)
Bookish (Rodolfo Arvizu)
DJs Jessie James (Luis A. Guerrero)

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