Beehive Futurity Headlines Saturday Stakes Tripleheader in Utah

Fastest qualifier BK Katmandu Draws Post 7 for $69,175 Beehive Futurity.

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Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City will present a stakes tripleheader, topped by the Beehive Futurity, on Saturday.

Fastest qualifier BK Katmandu drew post 7 for Saturday’s 300-yard, $69,175 Beehive Futurity (R) at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City.

A homebred son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion First Prize Stone trained by Ron Moosman for owner Bryce Moosman, BK Katmandu made his debut with a one-length victory in the seventh of eight trials on April 23. Jesus Canales has been named to ride the gelding in the final.

Elias Escalera’s Making Hot Wheels, a sorrel son of Maknmoves trained by Ismael Salvidrez and the second-fastest qualifier, won the sixth heat by a clear 2 3/4 lengths in his first lifetime start. The gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Alan Miramontes.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
BF One Sweet Memory (Tyson Lusk)
Dashin Happy (Oscar Cervantes)
Making Hot Wheels (Alan Miramontes)
BF Covert Moves (Adrian Ramos)
Bannister (Tony Guymon)
AR Cajungutee (Uriel Dominguez)
BK Katmandu (Jesus Canales)
Tilt James (Jesus Virgen)
Separate Moves (Jesus Valenzuela)
Version Quest (Eddie S. Garcia)

Also on Saturday, Sam Allie’s JRs Blue Boy, a homebred gray Fantastic Corona Jr gelding and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered back in the 350-yard, $20,818 Laurel Brown Open Derby.

Trained by Riley Moosman, JRs Blue Boy set the fastest qualifying time with his one-length win in the first of three trials on April 22. The gelding has won all four of his outs, including last year’s 350-yard, $33,000 Intermountain Futurity at the Elko County Fair meet in Nevada.

JRs Blue Boy drew post 7 and will be ridden by Jesus Valenzuela.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Zoose (Tyson Lusk)
Favorite Hat (Justin Vanderwoude)
RGR First To Fire (Oscar Cervantes)
Winners Cool Chick (Eddie S. Garcia)
Sweet Sweet Love (Jesus Virgen)
Pay The Price (Adrian Ramos)
JRs Blue Boy (Jesus Valenzuela)
First Prize Chicks (Tony Guymon)
Love To Reason BR (Never T. Marin)
A Good Move (Jesus Canales)

Fastest qualifier Heza Lacey J Jr will attempt to repeat his impressive trial performance in the 330-yard, $23,272 SVLAC Futurity on Saturday.

A homebred son of champion Carters Cartel trained by Riley Moosman for owner Sam Allie Jr., Heza Lacey J Jr made his debut with a four-length win in the first of four trials on April 23. Jesus Valenzuela will ride the gelding from post 4 in the final.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Princess Elsa (Justin Vanderwoude)
Apollitical Winga (Jose Guzman)
RGR Fastlane Ta Fame (Oscar Cervantes)
Heza Lacey J Jr (Jesus Valenzuela)
JSG Cartellas Turbo (Cordarelton Benn)
Jess Gonna Loose Ya (no rider named)
Mc Addies Feature (Jesus Valenzuela)
I B Valiant (Alan Miramontes)
JR Mahalia (Tyson Lusk)
FDD Ming Dynasty (Tony Guymon)

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