Lucille Rowe Derby, Cherry Creek Futurity Trials Set for Friday
The 10 fastest qualifiers from both sets of trials will meet in finals on July 15.
June 26, 2017
Two sets of Colorado-bred trials -- one for the Lucille Rowe Derby (R) and the other for the Cherry Creek Futurity (R) -- will dominate the Friday racing program at Arapahoe Park.
A total of 24 state-bred 3-year-olds, topped by local futurity winner In Kuh Hoots, has been entered in three 350-yard Lucille Rowe Derby trials. Trained by John Hammes for owners Lisa Beauprez, Tom Bradbury and Tom Bradbury Jr., In Kuh Hoots is a homebred son of One Dashing Eagle. The gelding has earned $84,284 from eight outs, and his three wins include a three-quarter length victory at odds of 23-1 in last year’s Cherry Creek Futurity (R).
In Kuh Hoots will be ridden by Cesar Gomez from post 3 in the second heat. The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 15, $55.000-added Lucille Rowe Derby final.
Friday’s Cherry Creek Futurity trials have attracted 31 state-bred juveniles in four 330-yard trials. Panthers Fast Dash, a stakes-placed Coronas Fast Dash gelding owned and trained by Julio Corral, is coming off of a second-place finish, a head behind winner Sb Hoonigan, in the 300-yard, $74,000 Hadley/Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah. An earner of $16,849 from two races, Panthers Fast Dash drew post 6 and will be ridden by Juan Pulido in the first trial.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will face off in the $75,000-added Cherry Creek Futurity final on July 15.
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