Ec Revenge Fastest Qualifier In Oklahoma Futurity Trials, First Crop Sire Hes Relentless Dominates
EC Revenge (#9), ridden by James Flores, posted the fastest qualifying time from 12 Oklahoma Futurity trials on Saturday night at Remington Park.

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Ec Revenge Fastest Qualifier In Oklahoma Futurity Trials, First Crop Sire Hes Relentless Dominates

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 9, 2019—The fastest qualifier Saturday night in the trials at Remington Park for the Grade 2, $396,650 Oklahoma Futurity, EC Revenge, came out of a race in which four horses landed in the top 10 fastest times of the night. All four qualified out of the seventh of 12 trials.

First-crop sire Hes Relentless, the AQHA Racing Champion 3-year-old colt in 2014, sired three of 10 Oklahoma Futurity qualifiers. As a 3-year-old, he won four of eight starts, including the Grade 3 Hobbs America Derby. He earned $295,100 in that season, also finishing third in the Grade 1 Rainbow Derby. As a 2-year-old, he won four of seven starts for $321,280, and was a finalist in the Grade 1 All-American Futurity. He also ran second in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park.

On Saturday night, EC Revenge, a colt Hes Relentless, popped out of the gate second, overtaking TF Kates TLC in the latter stages of the 300-yard sprint and got up to win by a head for a speed index of 87, the best of the night.

EC Revenge, a $25,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate out of the Corona Cartel mare SS Pamilla, was bred in Oklahoma by William E. Smith.

Always Charging, under jockey Stormy Smith, qualifying
in the second Oklahoma Futurity trial on Saturday.
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TF Kates TLC (The Louisiana Cartel), Sizzling Fajita (Apollitical Jess) and Rrelentless (Hes Relentless) ran second, third and fourth, but were all fast enough to qualify for the finals with speed indexes of 86, 82, and 82 respectively.

James Flores, leading rider at Remington Park in 2018, was in the irons for trainer Dee Keener and owner Elizabeth Logan of Haskell, Okla.

Flores also qualified the sixth-fastest qualifier, Pepper Ryan (One Dashing Eagle), for trainer Heath Taylor in the ninth race. His time was tied with Rrelentless , who qualified for trainer Gregg Sanders under jockey Jesus Olivas in the seventh race with the exact time of 15.655.

TF Kates TLC is a daughter of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel from the multiple stakes winning Stoli mare XO Kate. The $8,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate races for owner Gilberto Gutierrez and trainer Roberto Treto. Ramiro Garcia was aboard the Tate Farms Louisiana-bred filly that posted the second fastest clocking of :15.532 seconds.

Separate Party (#7) gets a nose in font of Kissin Kash (#6)
in trial 3 on Saturday. © Dustin Orona Photography
Always Charging, a $23,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, posted a three-quarter length win in the second trial to get the third fastest time of :15.603 seconds.

Trainer Mike Robbins saddled the homebred son of leading second-crop sire Coronado Cartel for owner-breeder Reliance Ranches LLC. Stormy Smith was aboard the bay gelding out of Charm Dance by First Down Dash.

Separate Party, a $19,500 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, scored a nose win over Kissin Kash in the third trial to get the fifth fastest time of :15.646 seconds. The daughter of first-crop sire Separate Interest races for owner Victory Farms and trainer Samuel Valdivia. Steve Burns, DVM bred the gray filly in California from the Corona Cartel mare Corona Party Girl.

Kissin Kash, a son of first-crop sire and champion Kiss My Hocks, was disqualified for interference and placed last in trial three. The unfortunate mishap cost the colt the sixth fastest qualifying time.

The Oklahoma Futurity final for 2-year-old American Quarter Horses going 300 yards is scheduled for Saturday, March 23. For the complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

Racing resumes Sunday with first post of 1:30 p.m. for a 10-race card. The Sunday races feature six trials for the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.

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