Defending Champ Beach Cartel Returns in Born Runner Classic

The homebred gelding draws post 9 for his second start of the season.

Sheri Miller's Beach Cartel is one of 11 state-breds entered in Saturday's Born Runner Classic Stakes at Indiana Grand. PHOTO: Linscott Photography

Beach Cartel, a homebred 5-year-old gelding racing for Sheri Miller, drew post 9 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $84,200 Bor  Runner Classic Stakes (R) for state-breds at Indiana Grand.

Beach Cartel made his season debut with a victory in a 400-yard, $20,000 open-condition allowance for Indiana-breds on May 5. The Escondido Beach gelding earned $98,290 from six outs in 2006, and his four wins included a half-length win as the 7-10 favorite in the Born Runner Classic.

Beach Cartel drew post 9 and will be ridden by Rodney Prescott for trainer Terry Phillips.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Heisasheis (Leonel Bolanos)
Dna Dales Quick Cat (Juan Pulido)
Beach Birde (Juan Galvan)
The Cartel Concept (Giovani Vazquez-Gomez)
Heza Beach Bum (Rolando Pina)
Wh Design By Dash (Oscar Macias)
Beach Bum Eddie (Cesar Esqueda)
Coco Beach (Harold Collins)
Beach Cartel (Rodney Prescott)
Dixie Cup Lou (Ronald Hisby)
AE-Rc Sizzling Tyme (Harold Collins)

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