Ebw Catalyst Surges For Win In $20,000 Brigand at Ruidoso Downs
Ebw Catalyst, under jockey Larry Gamez, winning the $20,000 Brigand Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

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Ebw Catalyst Surges For Win In $20,000 Brigand at Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—AUGUST 127, 2017—Ernie and Brenda Wood’s homebred Ebw Catalyst surged from the field in the final 150 yards to score a convincing victory over 550 yards in the $20,000 Brigand Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

With Larry Gamez aboard, Ebw Catalyst won by an expanding three quarters of a length in :27.184 for his second consecutive win.

The Chris Zamora-trained Ebw Catalyst came into the Brigand after winning an optional-claiming race over the same distance. The gelding by Mr Jess Perry is now three-for-three at 550 yards.

Two starts back, Ebw Catalyst was fourth in the $55,000 Bank of America Turf Paradise Challenge at 440 yards.

The homebred from the Brimmerton mare Ebw Obsession earned $12,000 to boost his career mark to $62,040.

Wootan Racing’s homebred Llano Senator finished second under Sergio Becerra Jr. The son of Louisiana Senator won a 350-yard optional-claiming race in his previous start. He now has four wins and a second from five 2017 outs.

Gerald Reed conditions the 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred from the Lit Bit Curevo mare Eyes Lil Cuervo. The second-place check of $4,400 pushed Llano Senator's earnings to just under $40,000.

Southern Temptation crossed the finish line in third place, but was disqualified for interference soon after the start. That moved the Everando Hernandez-owned and trained Don Quixote up to third place.

The Stel Corona-sired Don Quixote was making his 2017 stakes debut after winning two of three starts against optional-claiming company. Out of the Separatist mare Romanticist, he has earned $137,049. Edward C. Allred is the breeder.

Completing the official order of finish were Mahoney N Tacklebery, Torts On Fire, Rock Princess, Flyin Hi Class, Bazoooka, Cjs Rocksolid and Southern Temptation.

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