Speedhorse Futurity, Derby Trials Set for Saturday
Two-time stakes winner Dicecapades returns in the Speedhorse Futurity trials at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.
July 9, 2016
Fair Meadows at Tulsa on Saturday will present a 15-race program dominated by trials for the Speedhorse Futurity (G3) and Derby.
A total of 90 2-year-olds have been entered in nine 350-yard Speedhorse Futurity trials. Dicecapades, a two-time stakes winner during the Remington Park spring meet, drew post 9 and will be ridden by James Flores in the fifth heat. A daughter of Prospect To The Top trained by Gerry McLean for owner Terry McLean of Claremore, Oklahoma, Dicecapades has won all three of her outs, including the April 23 Laico Bird Stakes (R) and May 29 FL Lady Bugs Stakes (R) at Remington.
Alvaro Ibarra Jr.’s Senator Teller, a son of Louisiana Senator trained by Javier Contreras, ran second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Dicecapades, in the FL Lady Bugs Stakes. An $8,000 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the colt has banked $34,946, and his resume includes a three-quarter length victory in the 300-yard, $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile Stakes (R) on March 26.
Senator Teller drew post 5 and will be ridden by Antonio Alberto in the second trial.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $85,000-added Speedhorse Futurity final on July 30.
Saturday’s Speedhorse Derby trials have drawn 27 sophomores in three 350-yard heats. Senator Tamale, a homebred Louisiana Senator gelding trained by Luis Villafranco for Ellen Kennedy Racing LLC, is coming off of a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Mr James Quick, in the 350-yard, $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (R) at Remington on May 29.
Senator Tamale drew post 4 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado in the second heat.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 30, $35,000-added Speedhorse Derby final on July 30.
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