July 28-August 2 Stakes Recap

July 28-August 2 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Jess One Lane Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity trials. Coady Photography

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 28-August 2. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and most stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Canterbury Park
Jess One Lane, a son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion One Sweet Jess owned by Spencer Cordes, is the fastest qualifier to the August 11, $86,900 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity.

Racing in the second of three 350-yard trials on Tuesday, Jess One Lane defeated fourth-fastest qualifier McClusky Mugger by a half of a length in :17.987. Ismael Suarez Ricardo rode the colt for trainer Victor Hanson.

Jess One Lane was bred in Texas by Brian Travis Saathoff. A $4,500 purchase by Cordes at last year's Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale, he has won two of four outs and has earned $13,074.

Jess One Lane is out of Girl In The Lane, a winning daughter of Devon Lane (TB).

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Also on Tuesday, the field was set for the August 11, $48,775 Canterbury Park Derby for 3-year-olds.

Richard L. Tobin's VF Politics N Chicks set the fastest qualifying time with his victory in the first of two trials. Ridden by Nik Goodwin for trainer Jason Olmstead and making his first-ever start at this track, the Apollitical Jess gelding went 400 yards in :19.817 while posting his third win in 13 starts.

VF Politics N Chicks was bred in Oklahoma by Victory Farms. A $50,000 buy at the 2018 Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the gelding has banked $41,780, of which $26,552 has been earned this year. His season resume includes a second-place finish in the July 11 Iowa Double Gold Derby (R) at Prairie Meadows.

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Oneida County Fair
Pattys Saint, homebred daughter of the Feature Mr Jess stallion Jess Got Easier racing for Robert L. Harrison, is the fastest qualifier to the August 11, $25,000-est. Oneida County Fair Futurity.

Ridden by Jose Antonio Figueroa for trainer Heath Hillman, Pattys Saint on Saturday broke her maiden with a 1 3/4-length victory in the last of three trials. The Idaho-bred filly covered 300 yards in :15.615 while earning her first win in four outs.

Pattys Saint has earned $2,380, and she was a finalist in the June 24 Crush The Curve Futurity at Pocatello Downs.

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Pocatello Downs
XG Bar Racing LLC's Proud Movin Renegade earned his first stakes win in Friday's $95,604 Bitterroot Futurity (R).

Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela, Proud Movin Renegade defeated The Prize Ferarri by one length while covering 350 yards in :17.440 and recording a 102 speed index. Riley Moosman prepped the homebred son of Maknmoves.

Proud Movin Renegade was bred in Idaho. The sorrel gelding is out of Proud Moon Bug, an unraced daughter of the Special Effort stallion Proudest Effort.

Campaigned in Idaho and Utah, Proud Movin Renegade has won four of five starts and has banked $44,917.

Coronado Kiss ran third and was followed by Sole Man, Fortunes Wild Blood, Babes Fabulous Eagle, JR Hiway 93, Play Ur Cards, and Winning Blood MV.

Also on Friday, odds-on favorite Zoom On Jess sprinted to a three-quarter length victory in the 400-yard, $22,110 Bitterroot Derby (R).

Trained by Monty Arrossa for owners Gary and Jeralyn Messenger, Zoom On Jess stopped the timer in :20.202 while racing against a reported 5-mph head wind. Eric Ayala rode the homebred son of Jess Zoomn, who earned $8,844 from his third career stakes win.

Zoom On Jess shipped in from Los Alamitos, where the gelding ran second in the May 24, 400-yard Adequan California Derby Challenge and was a finalist in the February 8 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1). Raced in Idaho, Utah, and California, Zoom On Jess has won seven of 16 starts and has banked $68,834.

Sables Dashin ran second and was followed by Thrill Of The Cartel, Dashn Courage, Sheza Tacy Gator, Brilliant Cut Cartel, VF Silverback, Rtm Good Enough, Snowsa Flying, and Shidacious.

Ruidoso Downs
Making his first career start at the 1,000-yard distance, Breaking New Ground led at every call en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes.

Breaking New Ground stopped the timer in :51.969 under jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. Todd Fincher saddled the 4-year-old One Dashing Eagle gelding for owner R H Resources.

Breaking New Ground was bred in Oklahoma by Ray Herring. The gelding has five of 22 races, and the $12,000 winner's share of the $20,000 purse increased his bankroll to $177,894. His record includes a third-place finish, a neck behind winner Fantastic Feature Jr, in last year's 440-yard, $168,000 Hobbs America Derby (G3) at Zia Park, and he was a finalist in last year's 440-yard, $1.008-million Rainbow Derby (G1).

Breaking New Ground was one of three Quarter Horses in the eight-horse field. Shangroyal (TB) ran second and was followed by San Giorgio (TB), Magical Jesse, Midevil Hero, True Valor (TB), Risky Revenge (TB) and Iron Britches (TB).

Wyoming Downs
Brash And Sassy, a sorrel daughter of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Conn Creek trained by Riley Moosman for owner Dustin Stanger, extended her win streak to three races with a neck victory in Saturday's $33,050 K.C. Carden Wyoming-Bred Derby (R).

Brash And Sassy covered 350 yards in :17.603 under jockey Jesus Valenzuela. The filly earned $15,203 from her fifth win in nine outs and first stakes score.

Brash And Sassy was bred by Dan and Patricia Baker. The filly has banked $27,743, and she was a finalist in last year's Wyoming All-Breeds Racing Association (R) and Rock Springs Wyoming-Bred (R) futurities.

The second-fastest qualifier and 2-1 favorite in a full field of 10 sophomores, Brash And Sassy returned a $6.60 win mutuel. A Lucky Thunder Cat, Eyesa Special Snoopi, One Toole Man, Jess Frilly, Rays Lane, fastest qualifier Version Star, Jessrockinjowagon, Jessforthemoney, and Steffies Dashn Moves completed the order of finish.

Also on Saturday, Jerry L. Allen's Steppen Mr Perry, a homebred son of the Teller Cartel stallion Tell Him Twice, earned the fastest qualifying time to the August 16, $12,000 Renegade Sports Wyoming Downs Derby.

Saddled by Allen, Steppen Mr Perry won the last of three 400-yard trials by one length in :19.761. Uriel Dominguez rode the Utah-bred gelding.

Steppen Mr Perry has won two of seven starts and has earned $7,000 while campaigned exclusively in the Intermountain region.

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On Sunday, the field was set for the August 16, $25,000-added Wyoming Downs Futurity.

Karl R. Peterson's KP Dillon, a homebred son of Glock trained by Riley Moosman, set the fastest qualifying time. Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela, the Utah-bred gelding won the second of five 350-yard trials by a half of a length in :17.606.

KP Dillon has won four of five starts, including the May 24 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs,  and he has earned $57,777.

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