Harley Greene Derby Headlines All-QH Program at Indiana Grand
The $90,100 stakes is the main event on the track's eight-race program on Saturday.
May 30, 2018
A field of 10 state-bred 3-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Kitty Sixup, has been entered back in Saturday's 350-yard, $90,100 Harley Greene Derby (R) at Indiana Grand.
Indiana Grand's all-Quarter Horse program, its first of the season, gets underway at 6:05 p.m. (EDT).
Kitty Sixup is a gray son of Sixes Liaison owned by Deane Lehman and trainer Erin Thompson. The gelding is coming off of a neck victory in the first of two Harley Greene Derby trials on May 19.
Kitty Sixup drew post 6 and will be ridden by Samuel Mendez. Other contenders include second-fastest qualifier Dna Dalesblackbeauty, a black Brookstone Bay filly and the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Dna Dalesblackbeauty has earned $15,140 from eight outs, and her season resume includes a second-place finish to Kitty Sixup in her Harley Greene Derby trial.
Dna Dalesblackbeauty drew post 2 and will be ridden by Rodney Prescott for owner DNA Quarter Horses LLC and trainer Randy Smith.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Mpt Visions Of Mars (Gerardo Garrido), 12-1
Dna Dalesblackbeauty (Rodney Prescott), 5-2
Beach Treat (Aron Hunt), 8-1
Bv Running Bear (Berkley Packer), 10-1
Sixes Loaded To Fly (Cesar Esqueda), 5-1
Kitty Sixup (Samuel Mendez), 5-1
Eyem Sixes (Ronald Hisby), 20-1
LF Curly (Shanley Jackson), 15-1
Beach Mercedes (Jose A. Beltran), 7-2
Dna Bells Bay (Luis A. Guerrero), 30-1
Also, two sets of trials will be contested on Saturday. A total of 34 Indiana-sired 2-year-olds has been entered in four 300-yard Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) trials. Nachito Coronel, a homebred son of Habits Secret trained by Ricardo Martinez for owner Patricia Del Rocio Lopez, is the 2-5 morning-line favorite in the fourth heat. The sorrel gelding made his debut with a wire-to-wire, one-length victory in a 300-yard, $16,000 maiden-special-weight dash for Indiana-bred 2-year-olds on May 9.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the June 16, $150,000-est. Gordon Mobley Futurity final.
Saturday's 300-yard Jaguar Rocket Futurity (R) trials have drawn 27 Indiana-bred juveniles, topped by First Dash Of Carona. A daughter of Bodacious Dash trained by Anthony Cunningham for owners Pattie Marshall and Craig Zeneberg, the filly is coming off of a clear 1 3/4-length victory against open maiden-special-weight company at Indiana Grand on May 18.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $100,000-est. Jaguar Rocket Futurity final on June 16.
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