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                                Fair Meadows Maturity
by Heather Ridgway
BV Comeback Kid made a big comeback in the $16,850 Fair Meadows Maturity at Tulsa Fair Meadows on July 6.
Breaking on top from the outside post, BV
Comeback Kid was 6th at the first call. In a driving finish, the gelding was second entering the stretch. BV Comeback Kid dueled with Tommy The Train and prevailed under Armando Ramirez II to cross the wire first a neck in :17.461 for a career best 99 speed index.
BV Comeback Kid earned the $10,230 winner’s share of the purse, boosting his lifetime earnings to $84,960. Owned by Elizabeth Reyes and Gerardo Garcia, the Luz Chavira trainee now has a race record of 4-4-2 from 17 starts.
Bella Vista Farms LLC bred BV Comeback
Kid out of Kansas Futurity-G2 winner Eyesa First, who has produced 100% earners from nine starters, including BV Fly First Class, who was third in the 2013 Rukin Jelks Stakes, and top earner BV Valentine Wagon, who won the 2011 FL Lady Bug Stakes and the 2012 Prissy Gold Digger Stakes. BV Comeback Kid becomes her second stakes winner.
Tommy The Train (Freighttrain B-Okie Dokey Annie) was second under Mario Delgado for owners Jon Barley, Brant Barley & Brad Sharp and trainer R. L. Robinson.
Racanteur (High Rate Of Return-Shanachee) and Rolando Raudales were third for Family Racing LLC and trainer Jorge Gonzalez.
JK Hard Times (First Down Dash-Lady Tenaya), Apollitical Valor (Apollitical Jess-BP Painted Lady), Luv My Bully (Johns Eye Opener-Ms Bully On the Dash), Blue Shell (Jess Louisiana Blue-Sister Shelley Rose), Miss Jess Wrangler (Jess Tambien-Miss Desert Wrangler), All Around Hero (Valiant Hero-Smiles All Around) & MH Mean Eyed Cat (Red Storm Cat- Eyes Required) completed the order of finish.
Masterpiece Derby
by Michael Compton
Memories Of Lil Hero, a futurity winner at Remington Park last year at two, scored his first win of the season with an impressive victory
in the $21,200 Masterpiece Derby for Paints and Appaloosas at Fair Meadows on July 27.
With Mario Delgado in the irons, Memories Of Lil Hero dueled on the lead from the start of the 350-yard fixture. He maintained a clear advan- tage throughout, defeating RP Live Wire Dash by 3/4-length in a driving finish. The brown gelding covered the distance in :17.521, earning a 98 speed index as the race favorite.
Trained by R.L. Robinson for owner Levings Racing, Memories Of Lil Hero has now won five of 11 career starts. The $11,970 winner’s share of the purse increased his total bankroll to $169,310.
Buddy Albin bred Memories Of Lil Hero out of lightly raced Memories Of Texas. She has produced 100% winners from four starters, including World Champion/2-Time Champion Bull. Memories Of Lil Hero is her first stakes winner.
RP Live Wire Dash APHA (CRM Livewire-RP Miss Reckess Dash QH) and jockey Malouly Rodriguez chased the winner all the way home
and finished second for owner Roy Kent Perkins and trainer Ray Enlow. Jess Wired APHA (CRM Livewire-No Pokey Okey QH) finished third under Andrew Samaniego for owners Brent and Amy Page and trainer Ty Blackwell.
Snow Advisory APHA (Lota PYC-Snow Warning), Live Moonshine APHA (CRM Livewire-PRP Sedona Sunset), Ima Real Livewire APHA (CRM Livewire- Ima Stormy Valentine), Chasing Utah APHA (First Prize Stone-Good as Gone) Admiral Tom APHA (Red Storm Cat QH-Eyesa Knockout), Wire Me Roses APHA (CRM Livewire-Quick Country Rose) and Bullet Bonnie APHA (Duke Kahanamoku QH-SW Eye Candy) completed the order of finish.
Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity
by Emily Blankenship
Senor Frogs recorded his first ever stakes victory
in the $37,950 Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity on July 4.
The gelding broke on top under Jaime Lopez
and dueled throughout with co-fastest qualifier John Carter Cash. Senor Frogs proved best and crossed the wire 3/4-length in front.
He finished the 350 yards in :17.452, which was good for a career-best 105 speed index.
Saddled by owner/trainer Freddy Ibarra, Senor Frogs collected the $15,180 winner’s share of the purse, boosting his total bankroll to $17,889.
Coming off a dead-heat with John Carter Cash in the June 16 trials, Senor Frogs now has a race record of 4-3(1)-0-0 and was a finalist in the Pot O’ Gold Futurity earlier this year at Sun Downs.
Michael and Shannon McKay bred Senor Frogs out of 2-time winner Nellie Soprano. She has produced 100% money earners from six starters, including top earner Upper Canada and Princess Stakes finalist Bella Bellini.
John Carter Cash (Carters Cartel-One Fast Trick) and jockey Robert Burney settled for second. Jose Rosales Gomez trains the colt for owner Juan M. Rodriguez. John Carter Cash previously won the Pot O’ Gold Futurity earlier this year.
Under Alex Anaya, Just Watch Him (Foose- Watch Her Walk) finished third for owners Travis Boersma and Emilio Guerrero, who also trains the gelding. Just Watch Him finished third in his June 16 trial.
Corazon Rastado 727 (The Louisiana Cartel- Sheza Princess Belle) finished in fourth place and was followed by One Flyin Foose (Foose-One Famous Strawfly), Holi Van Gogh (Caritas-Docs Sugar Corona), Ur My Chick (Walk Thru Fire- Thatsa Blazin Chick) and Approval Given (Kiddy Up-Just Checking).
            Fair Meadows • $16,850 350 yards • :17.461 • si 99
Holland Ease
Corona Chick
Eyesa Special
  Corona Cartel
  Eyesa First
 Ms Dash Beduino
 Fair Meadows • $21,200 350 yards • :17.521 • si 98
PYC Paint Your Wagon
Little PYC QH
Mini Melt
Texas Hero
Memories Of Texas
 Grants Pass • $37,950 350 yards • :17.452 • si 105
Corona Cartel
Coronado Cartel
   SENOR FROGS, ‘17-g. Nellie Soprano
First Carolina Mr Eye Opener
  Your So Special
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