Black Gold 350 Futurity Trials Draw 103 Juveniles

Heritage Place Futurity runner-up Sweet Annie GL returns Saturday at Will Rogers Downs.

Will Rogers Downs opens its fall meet with 11 Black Gold 350 Futurity trials on Saturday.

Sweet Annie GL, the runner-up to Duponte in the June 4, $1.083-million Heritage Place Futurity (G1), is one of 103 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s Black Gold 350 Futurity (RG3) trials at Will Rogers Downs.

Sweet Annie GL is a homebred son of One Sweet Jess trained by Rick Robinson for the Garza Laurel Partnership LLC. The gray gelding has earned $266,365 from four outs, and his resume includes a second-place finish to Coronas First Diva in the 300-yard, $440,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington Park in March.

Sweet Annie GL drew post 3 and will be ridden by Agustin Silva in the 10th of 11 trials.

Francisco Vega’s Widows Devil drew post 3 and will be ridden by Ivan Carnero for trainer Manuel Almanza in the second heat. A homebred Valiant Hero gelding, Widows Devil ran third, one length behind Duponte, in the Heritage Place Futurity.

Apollitical Scout, a daughter of Apollitical Jess trained by Clinton Crawford for owners Preston and Karen Cloud, returns to Oklahoma from New Mexico, where the filly scored a clear 1 1/4-length victory in the 350-yard, $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational Stakes on June 12. Apollitical Scout will be ridden by Carnero from post 9 in the fifth trial.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $303,000-guaranteed Black Gold 350 Futurity final on September 25.

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