Saturday Stakes Doubleheader Slated for Arapahoe Park

The Rocky Mountain Futurity and Derby headline the track's eight-race program.

A stakes doubleheader headlines Saturday's eight-race program at Arapahoe Park near Denver.

Margarito Montalvo’s One Two, a Colorado-bred One Sweet Jess filly and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 330-yard, $90,000 Rocky Mountain Futurity, one of two Quarter Horse stakes scheduled on Arapahoe Park’s eight-race program.

Trained by Jose Cruz Villafranco, One Two broke her maiden with a head victory in the first of three trials on June 1. The filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cerapio Figueroa.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
I Did It Like A Man (Ramiro H. Garcia)
Invite A Favor (Roberto Valero)
Logans Favorite (Daniel Valles)
One Two (Cerapio Figueroa)
Denali Snowflake (Malouly Rodriguez)
James Foose (Manuel Meza)
Cold Stone Cartel (Mark A. Jasso)
Makeitraain (Ruben Castro)
Beyond Speed (Noe B. Rodriguez)
RCJ Doitnow (Juan Pulido)

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 sophomores has been entered back in the 350-yard, $55,000 Rocky Mountain Derby.

Fastest qualifier Captain Force, a graded stakes winning son of Captain Courage trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owner Pedro Andazola, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Edwuin Lujan. Captain Force has earned $87,432 from six starts in Oklahoma and Colorado, and he ended his juvenile season with a dead heat victory in the 440-yard, $283,000 Black Gold Futurity Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Captain Force (Edwuin Lujan)
Just Chic It (Jose D. Ruiz)
Dee Favorite Girl (Ramiro H. Garcia)
Thorium (Manuel Meza)
Dominate This (Mark A. Jasso)
DG Tempter (Jose A. Alvarez)
Shinning Bianca (Juan Pulido)
Icy Devon (Daniel Valles)
Mighty Men Of Valor (Jhaciel Soto)
Bringonthewave (Eddie Aceves)

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