Three formful trials on Saturday, June 17, separated 22 starters into a field of ten for the 2017 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity.
The two fastest qualifiers came from the third trial. Bs Special ($4.80) and jockey David Pinon came home in 17.949 for trainer Casey Black. Owned by Duane Murphy, Bs Special is a daughter of Freighttrain B, out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Im Quick Say Bye Bye.
Second-place finisher Itinkican Itinkican impressed in her Canterbury debut in May, winning by over two lengths. On Saturday, she finished just under a length behind Bs Special but posted the second fastest time of the day: 18.095. Itinkican Itinkican was ridden by Brayan Velazquez; Jason Olmstead trains the Freighttrain B filly for Summer Run Inc.
In the first two trials, a pair of winning barn mates posted final times only a thousandth of a second apart. High on Chablis ($3.80) and Oscar Delgado won the first trial for trainer Ed Ross Hardy and owner High Rate Runners 2017 in 18.285; Delgado and Hardy teamed up to bring Eos Marie Leveau ($4.20) home in the second trial in 18.286, this time for owner Corey Wilmes.
2017 Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Futurity Qualifiers
|3||4||Bs Special||17.949||David Pinon||Casey Black||Duane Murphy|
|3||8||Itinkican Itinkican||18.095||Brayan Velazquez||Jason Olmstead||Summer Run Inc|
|1||6||High on Chablis||18.285||Oscar Delgado||Ed Ross Hardy||High Rate Runners 2017|
|2||7||Eos Marie Leveau||18.286||Oscar Delgado||Ed Ross Hardy||Corey Wilmes|
|1||5||Eos Bea Mine||18.306||Denny Velazquez||Ed Ross Hardy||Corey Wilmes|
|3||7||Ima Lil Storm Cat||18.409||Denny Velazquez||Jason Olmstead||Brenda Onstot|
|1||3||Triple Vodka Feature||18.412||Nik Goodwin||Jason Olmstead||Summer Run Inc|
|3||3||Calamady Jane||18.424||Marcus Swiontek||Jerry Livingston||Terry Reed|
|2||4||Bodacious Peach||18.444||Marcus Swiontek||Jerry Livingston||Terry Reed|
|1||2||Sweet Twisted Tea||18.469||Brayan Velazquez||Jason Olmstead||Richard Tobin|