Platki Carries Legacy Ranch Colors in Ed Burke Million
The homebred colt headlines Sunday's Grade 1, 350-yard stakes at Los Alamitos.
June 15, 2017
Platki, a homebred son of Corona Cartel racing for Pete and Evelyn Parrella's Legacy Ranch and the fastest qualifier, will risk his perfect record in Sunday's 350-yard, $1-million Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.
Platki is coming off of a three-quarter length victory as the 7-10 favorite in the seventh of 12 Ed Burke Million trials on June 4. The colt is out of Tender Flyer, a daughter of Strawfly Special who won the 1999 Sooner Trailer Oklahoma Derby Challenge (G3) at Blue Ribbon Downs.
Since the start of 1991, Legacy Ranch has won 119 Quarter Horse races from 799 starters. In partnership with Muller Racing Inc., Legacy has won 11 races from 59 starters.
"We’ve ran in some good races and some $1 million events, but we’ve never gotten the ring,” Pete Parrella said. “If we win so be it, if we don’t win it so be it. We’re just blessed to be in it. I just want everyone to come back safe and sound. The rest will be up to the racing gods. The most enjoyable part are the days going into the race. Just to be talked about and to be part of it all, that’s the fun part. To have a horse with the talent to be a part of this race, that’s the joy.
"We like our chances," he added. "(Trainer) Terry Knight is confident and so are we, but if anyone makes a mistake another horse will win the race. We’ll just wait and see what the racing gods decide. We’ll keep doing the same thing. The money is great, but it won't change my life one way or the other. It has to do more with earning this win for the people who work so hard with the horses."
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Platki drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jesus Ayala.
Los Alamitos morning-line maker Ed Burgart has made Keith Nellesen's Kvn Corona the 8-5 morning-line favorite. A gray son of Corona Cartel trained by Paul Jones, the colt was a prompt 1-5 favorite in the sixth Ed Burke trial.
Kvn Corona was a $140,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale in New Mexico, and he is out of the Grade 1-winning Executive Menace mare Executive Looks. The colt drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ramon Sanchez.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
J Fire Up (Jose Nicasio), 30-1
Jess My Kiss (Tony Guymon), 30-1
Sumokinintheboysroom (Martin Arriaga), 5-1
Apollitical Stone (Cruz Mendez), 20-1
Platki (Jesus Ayala), 2-1
Kvn Corona (Ramon Sanchez), 8-5
Indescribaly Blue (Ricky Ramirez), 30-1
Sc Vapor Trail (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
Remember To Dash (Cesar DeAlba), 10-1
Chance To Fire (Cody Jensen), 5-1
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