Rocky Mountain Weekend at Arapahoe
Oh No U Didnt looks for a big win in the Rocky Mountain Futurity.
July 12, 2013
Carry Allred’s Oh No U Didnt, who broke through with a maiden win in his trial, tops the qualifiers to the $90,000 Rocky Mountain Futurity on Sunday and trainer Jose Manuel Barron saddling the two-fastest qualifiers to the $55,000 Rocky Mountain Derby on Saturday combine for one of the top stakes weekends at Arapahoe Park.
Oh No U Didnt (Heza Fast Dash-Dashin Dee Dee by Sir Cashanova) showed some potential in three starts at Remington Park this spring when he recorded a pair of second-place runs, including a second by one-half length in his Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trial. The Tomey Swan-trained gelding found some class relief at Arapahoe Park and responded in his trial with a neck win as the 3-2 favorite in the last of five trials. He was timed in :17.894 for the 350 yards to grab the top-qualifying mark.
The John Hammes-owned and -trained Centercurlincash (Spit Curl Jess-Centers Takin Cash by Takin On The Cash) is still a maiden after five starts, however has stakes experience by qualifying for the Cherry Creek Futurity (RG3). The filly then was caught by Oh No U Didnt in their trial and gained the second-fastest qualifying time of :17.940.
In the Rocky Mountain Derby, Barron saddles the top-two qualifiers and the winners of two of the three trials: Agillion (Carters Cartel-My Streakin Heart by Streakin Six) and Slump Buster (Walk Thru Fire-Shenosehercorna by Corona Cartel).
Hugo Sierra Barron’s Agillion was competing in $10,000-claiming races at Sunland Park without winning last winter, however has responded with a pair of wins from two starts at Arapahoe Park. The gelding took a conditioned allowance race by a neck at 3-1 odds and then won his Rocky Mountain Derby trial by one length. His trial time of :17.330 was the quickest mark.
Co-owned by Hugo Sierra Barron with Denise and Ronald VanAmburgh, Slump Buster took his trial by a nose over third-fastest qualifier Down Rite Fast (FDD Dynasty-Sizzling by Corona Cartel). Slump Buster earned his 8-5 trial favoritism after racing to a third-place finish in the Adequan Arapahoe Derby Challenge in his previous start.
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