Political Attraction Headlines Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup
The lone 3-year-old in the field, the Apollitical Jess gelding is the 3-1 morning-line favorite.
August 29, 2018
Political Attraction, a 3-year-old son of Apollitical Jess owned by Rogelio Marquez Jr. and Kathy Robinson, heads a field of 10 sprinters entered in Sunday's 440-yard, $200,000 All American Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Trained by Marcos Carrizales, Political Attraction is coming off of a one-length victory as the 8-5 favorite in the 440-yard, $802,000 Rainbow Derby (G1) on July 21. The gelding has won his last three starts, including the 400-yard, $70,000 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park in May.
Political Attraction drew post 3 and will be ridden by James Flores.
Double A Ranch Inc.'s Paint My Pilot, a graded stakes winner during the current Ruidoso meet, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Yordanis Amaro for trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez. A 4-year-old stallion by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Paint My Pilot will be stretching out in distance off of his head victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (G2) on August 4.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Rock About It (Adrian Ramos), 10-1
Paint My Pilot (Yordanis Amaro), 7-2
Political Attraction (James Flores), 3-1
Tough To Bee (Ricky Ramirez), 8-1
Mr Apollitical Dash (Jose A. Alvarez), 20-1
High Plains Perry (G.R. Carter Jr.), 12-1
Firing Tools (Stormy Smith), 15-1
Bodacious Eagle (Cody Jensen), 9-2
In Class (Manuel Gutierrez), 15-1
Myst Fit (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 6-1
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