Keepin Class pays off at Sun Downs

By the Herald staff April 26, 2010 

KENNEWICK -- Keepin Class was the big winner Sunday at Sun Downs race track, beating the rest of the pack to take top prize in the $17,500 AQHA Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge.

With Nate Smith aboard, the Bucky Stockwell-trained horse zipped through the 350-yard race to take home the winner's purse of $8050. Keepin Class paid out $8.40, $3.40 and $3.

Cb Bullion, riden by Connie Doll, finished second for a $3,500 payday, followed by race favorite Trash in the Air.

A busy day at the track finished with a total handle of $55,275. Sun Downs heads into the final weekend of its 10-event meet.

Trey Fecta

A bad day turned into a bad weekend for Trey, going 0-for-2 on a light betting day. The $21 hit dropped Trey's ficticious starting bankroll of $500 all the way down to $244 with two dates left.

Sunday's results

First--Qtr horse maidens 2 years old, 300 yds, purse $1,000: 3, Hawthorne Hawk 3.60, 3.20, 3.00; 4, Streakin Bully 3.60, 2.40; 5, Talia Princess 2.80. EX (3-4) 14.80; QU 18.30; TRI (3-4-5) 63.40. Time 15.93

Second--Thbd claiming $4,000 fillies and mares 3 years and up which have not won a race in 2010, 6 furlongs, purse $1,700: 2, Turning Heads 8.80, 2.60, 2.20; 3, My Blue Heart 2.40, 2.10; 4, Snow On Fire 2.20. EX (2-3) 12.40; QU 18; TRI (2-3-4) 38.20; DD (3-2) 11.80. Time 1:15.60

Third--Thbd claiming $4,000 filles and mares 3 years and up which have never won 3 races, 4 furlongs, purse $1,600: 4, Miss Slewledo 4.00, 3.60, 2.60; 6, Alpine Star 6.20, 3.00; 5, Clever Steal 2.60. EX (4-6) 15.80; QU 15.90; TRI (4-6-5) 35; SUP (4-6-5-2) 32.20. Time 0:46.00

Mel White Memorial--Thbd claiming $4,000 filles and mares 3 years and up which have not won a race in 2010, 4 furlongs, Sundowns jacket to winning trainer, purse $1,700: 2, Lucky to Be a Riot 2.80, 2.60, 2.80; 4, Doozyburg 2.60, 2.40; 3, Flexible Loyalties 3.40. EX (2-4) 5.20; QU 5.40; TRI (2-4-3) 18.80. Time 0:46.0

Doc Beltz/Speed Scene Farm--Qtr horse allowance 3 years and up which have never won 3 races, 350 yds, halter to winner by family, purse $2,200: 5, Afterglow 9.00, 3.40, 3.00; 4, Cowboys First Review 5.20, 4.60; 1, Mo Cash Billy Bob 5.40. EX (5-4) 524.40; QU 64.80; TRI (5-4-1) 311.20. Time 0:17.71

Sixth--Thbd claiming $4,000 3 years and up which have never won 3 races, 4 furlongs, purse $1,700: 5, Holystack 5.80, 3.00, 2.20; 1, Skii a Ree 3.40, 2.60; 3, Run N Chumaree 2.40. EX (5-1) 15.80; QU 17.70; TRI (5-1-3) 37.60; SUP (5-1-3-2) 54.30. Time 0:46.40

Giltner Family Sundowns QH Derby--Qtr horse derby, 350 yds, blanket to winner by TCHRA, purse $5,000: 1, Yin Your Eyes 11.40, 3.60, 2.40; 2, Sissis Little Nipper 3.80, 2.40; 5, Shazoomin for Honor 2.40. EX (1-2) 44.40; QU 15.60; TRI (1-2-5) 111.20. Time 0:17.66

Eighth--Thbd claiming $3,200 3 years and up which have never won 2 races, 4 furlongs, purse $1,600: 5, Cranberry Gold 5.20, 3.20, 3.40; 2, King Kang 3.80, 3.80; 7, Stylish Miss 3.80. EX (5-2) 26.20; QU 15.90; TRI (5-2-7) 169.80. Time 0:46.40

Ninth--Thbd allowance 3 years and up, 6 furlongs, purse $1,900: 2, Air Pegasus 17.00, 5.40, 2.60; 1, Tom West 3.80, 2.40; 3, Mystic Wood 2.40. EX (2-1) 370.20; QU 51.60; TRI (2-1-3) 123.00. Time 1:13.60

AQHA Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Finals--Qtr horse starter allowance 3 years and up for horses that qualified in trials, 350 yds, blanket and bronze to winner by AQHA, purse $17,500: 9, Keepin Class 8.40, 3.40, 3.00; 10, Cb Bullion 3.00, 3.20; 5, Trash in the Air 4.20. EX (9-10) 14; QU 12.30; TRI (9-10-5) 62.40; SUP (9-10-5-all) 23.90; DD (2-9) 112.40. Time 0:17.64

Total handle: $55,275.

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