Eight Indiana-Breds Entered in Hoosier Park Classic
The 400-yard stakes shares Indiana Grand's all-Quarter Horse bill with three sets of trials.
October 6, 2016
A field of eight state-bred sprinters, led by Carolyn Bruce’s Stinkin Rich, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $82,300 Hoosier Park Classic Stakes (R) at Indiana Grand.
A homebred 4-year-old son of champion One Famous Eagle trained by Matt Frazier, Stinkin Rich is coming off of a one-length victory in the 400-yard, $91,000 Bob Woodward Stakes (R) on August 27. The gelding has earned $53,078 from three outs this season.
Stinkin Rich drew post 7 and will be ridden by Rolando Pina.
Other contenders include Beach Cartel, a homebred 4-year-old Escondido Beach gelding trained by Randy Smith for owner Sheri Miller. Beach Cartel has won four of his five races this season, including the May 28, $75,000 Born Runner Classic (R), and he ran second to Stinkin Rich in the Bob Woodward.
Berkley Packer will ride Beach Cartel from post 3
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Beach Runner (Luz D. Martinez)
Pistolpacking Pepsi (Cesar Esqueda)
Beach Cartel (Berkley Packer)
Sparky McClone (Jose Ruiz)
Beach Birde (Juan Galvan)
Chilled Six Pack (Giovani Vazquez-Gomez)
Stinkin Rich (Rolando Pina)
Wh Design By Dash (Harold Collins)
Also on Saturday, three sets of trials will be contested at Indiana Grand. Trainer Joe Davis will be send out two stakes winning 2-year-olds -- Cb Come Fly With Me and Heisasgoodasheis -- in the 350-yard Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R) trials.
A homebred daughter of Desirio campaigned by Carolyn Bruce, Cb Come Fly With Me will be making her first start since August 27, when she sprinted to a 1 1/4-length victory as the odds-on favorite in the 350-yard, $193,000 Indiana Stallion Futurity (R). The filly will be ridden by Rolando Pina in the first of four trials.
Heisasgoodasheis is also owned by Davis and will be ridden by Pina in the second heat. The homebred Chilled Corona gelding has earned $112,720 from four starts, and he scored a nose victory in the 300-yard, $191,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) on June 18.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $150,000-added Miss Roxie Little Futurity final on October 22.
Saturday’s 350-yard Governor’s Stakes trials have drawn 34 2-year-olds, topped by Porfirio Carrasco’s Jess A Dollar. The winner of the 300-yard, $98,000 Heartland Futurity at Indiana Grand on July 30, the gelded son of One Sweet Jess will be ridden by Alejandro Luna for trainer Sacramento Chavez in the third of four trials.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will face off in the October 22, $100,000-added Governor’s Stakes final.
Captain Bd, a California-bred Captain Courage gelding trained by Sacramento Chavez for owner David Gonzalez, is one of 27 sophomores entered in three 400-yard QHRAI Derby trials.
Captain Bd will be making his first start since July 9, when he scored a convincing wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $74,000 Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby. Alejandro Luna will ride the gelding in the first heat.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $100,000-added QHRAI Derby final on October 22.
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