Special Post Time for Saturday's Sam Houston Futurity Trials
The track has moved its post time up to 3 p.m. to accommodate the 17 330-yard trials.
March 29, 2016
Recent winners Cartel Flash and Maritime Express are among the 170 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 330-yard Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trials at Sam Houston Race Park.
Post time for the first of 17 trials is set for 3 p.m. (CDT).
A bay daughter of champion First Moonflash racing for Rosa Aguado, Cartel Flash made her debut with a neck victory in a 300-yard Oklahoma Futurity (G3) trial at Remington Park on March 12. The filly, a $35,000 buy at last year’s Texas Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale in San Antonio, drew will be ridden by Pedro Espinosa for trainer Daniel Luna from post 8 in the 13th heat.
Maritime Express crossed the wire second, a nose behind Reins, in a 300-yard Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) trial at Louisiana Downs on March 1, but the Brimmerton colt had his number put up when Reins was disqualified from first. An $8,700 purchase at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, Maritime Express is trained by Jesus Gonzalez Jr. for owner Adame Racing LLC.
Maritime Express drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jose Beltran in heat 11.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the April 23, $100,000-added Sam Houston Futurity final. Past winners of the Sam Houston Futurity include Azoom (2004) and champion Kiss My Hocks (’14).
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