Sun Downs sets Pot O' Gold Futurity field

By the Herald staff April 25, 2011 

KENNEWICK -- Luis Torres rode Warnock to the fastest time Sunday in the Pot O' Gold Futurity trials at Sun Downs.

Warnock, owned by Ruben Magallanes and trained by Hector Magallanes, shot out of the third position at the starting gate and covered the 300 yards in 15.93 seconds -- 2 lengths ahead of runnerup Mighty B Zoomin and jockey Brian Merrill.

Warnock was one of 36 quarterhorses that battled in five trial races, vying for 10 spots in the Pot O' Gold final, which is set for May 8.

Others to qualify include:

Ez Seis Me, with rider A.L. Gutierrez, which finished in 15.95 seconds; Unique Streak, with jockey Ruben Camacho (15.96); Queens Dasher and Torres (15.96); Bones Show Boy and rider Jessie J. Chavis (15.97); The Streakin Clean and jockey Tim Neal (16.02); Long Live Cowgirls and Camacho (16.03); Bedas Jumpin Okie and Gutierrez (16.13); Uncle Sam Sweetfly and Chavis (16.15); and Bellingham with rider Neal (16.17).

Scott Raley trains four of those qualifiers -- Ez seis Me, Unique Sneak, Long Live Cowgirls and Bedas Jumpin Okie.

An estimated crowd of 1,000 people wagered a total handle of $48,165 on Sunday.

"That's real great for an Easter Sunday," said Sun Downs racing secretary Shorty Martin.

Throw that in with a great Saturday start -- a $61,300 handle -- and it was a strong opening weekend for Sun Downs.

Trey Fecta lost all $58 in wagers on Saturday, but at least won a few on Sunday. However, he netted a loss of $35.80 for the day. Overall, Trey is down $93.80 from the original and imaginary bankroll of $300, and will start next weekend with $206.20.

Racing continues next Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday's results

FIRST -- TB Maiden, 3YO&Up, 4F, $1,300: 8. Prince Chumaree 14.80, 5.60, 8.00; 7. Warbeast 4.60, 6.80; 2. Pursuit of Victory 5.80. EX (8-7) 56.20; QU (7-8) 20.70; TRI (8-7-2) 262.20. Time: 47.00.

SECOND -- QH Futurity Trial, 2YO, 300 yards, $1,000: 8. Unique Sneak 9.20, 3.80, 4.60; 7. Queens Dasher 4.40, 3.80; 6. Uncle Sam 3.80. EX (8-7) 64.00; QU (7-8) 25.50; TRI (8-7-6) 68.40; DD (8-8) 173.80. Time: 15.96.

THIRD -- QH Futurity Trial, 2YO, 300 yards, $1,000: 3. Ez Seis Me 9.40, 4.20, 2.80; 2. Bones Show Boy 4.60, 3.00; 4. Smr Bronte 3.60. EX (3-2) 30.80; QU (2-3) 44.70; TRI (3-2-4) 329.20. Time: 15.95.

FOURTH -- QH Futurity Trial, 2YO, 300 yards, $1,000: 6. The Streaking Clean 6.40, 2.80, 3.20; 5. Long Live Cowgirls 3.60, 3.00; 2. Chitchattin Memories 4.00. EX (6-5) 25.40; QU (5-6) 16.50; TRI (6-5-2) 135.60. Time: 16.02.

FIFTH -- QH Futurity Trial, 2YO, 300 yards, $1,000: 3. Wamock 9.20, 4.60, 2.60; 6. Mighty B Zoomn 6.40, 3.20; 5. Real Buccaneer 2.80. EX (3-6) 27.40. QU (3-6) 28.20. TRI (3-6-5) 165.60. Time: 15.93.

SIXTH -- QH Futurity Trial, 2YO, 300 yards, $1,000: 4. Bedas Jumpin Okie 32.60, 10.40, 4.20; 5. Bellingham 3.60, 4.20; 2. Deniro 3.00. EX (4-5) 63.40; QU (4-5) 45.30. TRI (4-5-2) 299.80; DD (4-5-2-7) 131.10. Time: 16.13.

SEVENTH -- QH Allowance, 3YO&Up, 350 yards, $1,700: 2. Hasta Be Hawkin 7.60, 4.40, 3.60; 3, Kipas Dash 7.20, 5.80; 5. Kimz Huckleberry Hank 5.20. EX (2-3) 88.40; QU (2-3) 57.90; TRI (2-3-5) 260.00. Time: 18.15.

EIGHTH -- TB Claiming, 3YO&Up, 4F, $1,500: 1. Honour the West 6.80, 3.40, 2.80; 4. Mountain Mustang 2.60, 2.60; 7. Rush Ahead 3.00. EX (1-4) 14.20. QU (1-4) 8.40; TRI (1-4-7) 34.40. Time: 46.30.

NINTH -- TB Claiming, 3YO&Up, 4F, $1,700: 7. Cash in Black 12.60, 7.00, 2.60; 4. Trieste'd N True 15.80; 10.40; 3. Hoopdaloop 2.80. EX (7-4) 393.40. QU (4-7) 224.10; TRI (7-4-3) 175.40. Time: 47.20.

TENTH -- QH Allowancfe, 3YO&Up, 770 yards, $1,900: 3. Yin Your Eyes 4.40, 3.00, 2.80; 1. Easter Sonny Boy 7.80, 3.00; 4. Lucky Thirteen 2.80. EX (3-1) 19.40; QU (1-3) 21.90; TRI (3-1-4) 58.40. DD (7-3) 44.80. Total handle: $48.165.

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