Sr Shambles, Stone Cold Leader to Face Off in QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity

The two stakes winners will meet in Saturday's $176,578 final at Indiana Grand.

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Cynthia Allen's Sr Shambles, a stakes-winning son of Desirio, will make his next start in Saturday's QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity at Indiana Grand. PHOTO: Linscott Photography

Sr Shambles and Stone Cold Leader, a pair of stakes winners during the meet, are among the 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $176,578 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R) at Indiana Grand.

The 2-1 morning-line favorite, Sr Shambles is a gelded son of Desirio trained by Jeanette Hoover for owner Cynthia Allen. Sr Shambles has earned $78,127 from nine starts, and his four wins include a half-length victory as the 7-10 favorite in the 300-yard, $109,000 Heartland Futurity on July 29.

Sr Shambles drew post 4 and will be ridden by James Flores.

Stone Cold Leader is a brown son of Brookstone Bay trained by Erin Thompson for owner Patrick Richardson. The fastest qualifier, the gelding has won his last four outs, including the 300-yard, $184,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) for Indiana-breds June 17.

Stone Cold Leader drew post 3 and will be ridden by Rolando Pina.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Dicey Dream (Berkley Packer), 6-1
Be Afraid (Alonso Rivera), 12-1
Stone Cold Leader (Rolando Pina), 5-2
Sr Shambles (James Flores), 2-1
Twisted Lil Secret (Rodney Prescott), 15-1
Dna Bells Bay (Jose M. Ruiz), 15-1
Hgh Fancy Pants (Cesar Esqueda), 10-1
Beach Treat (Harold Collins), 10-1
Rockys Candy Shop (Cody Smith), 12-1
Wrs Quick Secret (Jesus Salazar), 15-1

QHRAI Stallion Service Derby
Gridiron Girl B, a daughter of champion Feature Mr Bojangles owned by Dean and Teresa Gibbs, is the 7-2 morning-line choice for Saturday’s 400-yard, $83,901 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby (R).

A Texas-bred filly trained by Randy Haffner, Gridiron Girl B has won three of her five starts this season, including the first of three trials on August 12. Gridiron Girl B drew post 5 and will be ridden by Rodney Prescott.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
American Cowgirl 42 (Alex Estrada), 30-1
Izzy Bleu Bayou (Berkley Packer), 9-2
Dnachrystalsfighter (James Flores), 10-1
Trophy Wife B (Cesar Esqueda), 12-1
Gridiron Girl B (Rodney Prescott), 7-2
Dna Dales Prospect (Cody Smith), 4-1
American Purr (Rolando Pina), 9-2
Tru Lee Quick (Alberto Pusac), 30-1
Hh Kentucky Krome (Oscar Macias), 5-1
Powerfull Stone (Giovani Vazquez-Gomez), 10-1

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