Volcoms Cartel Wins Evergreen Challenge
Gelding by Volcom scores first career win in Maiden Challenge in Alberta.
July 22, 2012
Tom Kenway's Volcoms Cartel got up in the final strides on Sunday afternoon to get his first win and defeat Bellingham by a neck in the $14,876 Evergreen Park Maiden Challenge in Alberta. The race is part of the Bank of America Maiden Challenge series.
Also trained by Kenway, the bay 3-year-old completed the 350 yards in :17.920 to earn a 94 speed index and pick up the winner's purse of $7,140.
Valentino McBean was aboard for the Volcom gelding's first win. He now has a 1-1-3 record in eight starts and earnings of $10,631. P.K. Thomas bred Volcoms Cartel in Oklahoma from the Corona Cartel mare Hot Cartel.
In the July 8 trials, Bellingham defeated Volcoms Cartel by a neck, but the Check Him Out gelding could not repeat that performance Sunday. John Harris trains the 3-year-old out of My Lady Eyes, by Mr Eye Opener, for Charlie Weaselhead and Jim Plume. Bred in California by Zory Kuzyk, he was ridden by Craig Wonnacott.
Ralph Danard's Class Acte was another neck off the leaders in the show position. Laurie Ferguson trains the Shazoom filly ridden by Juan Garcia. Barley and Sharp Farm bred the sorrel miss in Missouri from the Holland Ease mare Holland Class.
Completing the field were Kind Of A Drag, Waves Of Bliss, Be Like Me, A Mere Toast and Country Girl Libby.
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