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SHAKOPEE, MN —AUGUST 11, 2019—Royal Cash Flash, fastest qualifier to the $72,300 Gopher State Futurity, cleared the field by a half-length as the winner of the final on Sunday afternoon at Canterbury Park.
The final time for the 350-yard race was :17.591; the winner earned a 102 speed index.
Royal Cash Flash ($7.00) was the post-time favorite after posting the fastest qualifying time from four trials on July 28. Jorge Torres was aboard for trainer Clinton Crawford, who swept the trifecta in the Gopher State.
It was the first running of the $72,300 Gopher State Futurity as an open race; the race was previously held as the NCQHRA Futurity with restrictions based on ownership state residency.
Owner and breeder Brenda Reiswig bred the filly in Oklahoma out of Seis the Royal Cash, by Tres Seis. Seis the Royal Cash won the same race in 2013, and remarkably, both fillies did so out of the same post on the inside."Her mother won this race six years ago, and did it from the rail too," Reiswig said. "She’s been a good girl. We’re very proud of her. "
Royal Cash Flash was the second stakes winner of the day at Canterbury sired by First Moonflash. She was one of four horses in the field that also qualified to the $156,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and was sixth in the final.
Second place finisher Left Town was also the second fastest qualifier to the race. He was the second fastest qualifier to the Northlands and was third in the final.
Left Town was ridden by Josh Romero in the trial and final. He was bred in California by Ed Allred, by Kiddy Up and out of Kingman Sis, by Pritzi Dash, and is owned by Renee Wilson.
Relentless Candy did not qualify for the Northlands but ran third in the consolation, the $20,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile.
The ten qualifiers to the first edition of the open Gopher State Futurity included four qualifiers to the $156,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, the top two finishers from the $36,100 MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity, the first and third horses from the $20,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile, and a qualifier to the $895,200 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity.
Completing the field were Tipsy Girl B, A Valiant Diamond, Sizzling Fajita, Hr Storm On In, Nanyehi, Special Candy Kisses and A Tres of Sign.