Storm Chasor Tops Red Cell Sunland Trials

Well bred gelding runs keeps his perfect record intact around the turn.
March 8, 2014

Looking like he could be in the same caliber as his half brothers, Storm Chasor won the second of two trials for Red Cell Sunland Park Challenge (G3) on Friday by 6 ½ lengths.

The eight fastest qualifies will return to Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Sunday, May 30, and vie for the winner's share of a $65,000-added purse, as well as earning the first invite to the $125,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1) next fall at Prairie Meadows.

Owned and bred by Joan Dale Hubbard, Storm Chasor was making only his second start around the turn—of which he has now won both races by a combined 13 ½ lengths. Esgar Ramirez rode the 4-year-old to a :45.002 clocking to get the top qualifying mark. The six-time winning multiple graded stakes-placed runner has earned $82,573.

Storm Chasor is from the first crop of Grade 3 winner Attila's Storm (TB) and is trained by Paul Jones, who also conditioned Grade 1 winner Prankster CF ($230,013) and Grade 2 winner Tricky Dust ($428,581), both half brothers to Storm Chasor. All three runners are out of Hubbard’s multiple stakes producing Dash For Cash mare Stardust Dash, a granddaughter of champion Denim N Diamonds.

Prankster CF was the 2005 Champion Distance Horse with wins that included the Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship, while Tricky Dust won 16 starts including the Red Cell New Mexico Distance Challenge (G2) and Masters Salls Handicap (G3) three times.

Making his first start around the turn, Whiteface Eagle was a half-length winner in the first trial to get the second-fastest time of :45.085. Juan Gonzalez conditions the 4-year-old One Famous Eagle mare for Mexas Racing Team. Christine Hudson bred the multiple graded stakes-placed earner of $124,243 in Texas from the Truley First Class mare Sing And Pray. Jaime Leos had the riding assignment.

For the complete list of Red Cell Sunland Park Distance Challenge finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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