Fastest Qualifier Audi Murphi Draws Post 2 for $173,700 Gillespie County Fair Futurity
Ten 2-year-olds have been entered back in Sunday's 350-yard stakes at Fredericksburg, Texas.
August 24, 2017
Fastest qualifier Audi Murphi drew post 2 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $173,700 Gillespie County Fair Futurity at Fredericksburg, Texas.
Trained by Josue Ponce for owners Bobby D. Cox and Kristen Paredes, Audi Murphi broke his maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in the second of 11 trials on August 13. The homebred Valiant Hero colt is out of the multiple graded stakes winning Mr Jess Perry mare Jess A Lil Bit More, and he has earned $5,645 from four outs.
Jose A. Alvarez will ride Audi Murphi on Sunday. The colt’s nine opponents include Holly Hooper’s Tacky Lil Groundhog, a graded stakes placed daughter of Tac It Like A Man trained by Angel Sanchez. Tacky Lil Groundhog has banked $24,278 from four races, and her resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Dashin Red Cat, in the 350-yard, $96,000 TQHA Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park on July 1.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Lions Express (Omar Reyes)
Audi Murphi (Jose A. Alvarez)
Potus B (Gilbert Ortiz)
Nsm Cherokee Warrior (Damian Martinez)
Tacky Lil Groundhog (Jose I. Martinez)
Hesa Royal Corona (Luciano Duenez)
Apollitical Scared (Francisco Calderon)
Gianni Bailes (Luis F. Ruiz)
Rstone Wagon (Froylan T. Ramirez)
Alluringeyeopener (Nestor Duran)
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