Papas Coleen Fastest In Canada Cup Quarter Horse Derby Trials
Papas Coleen, under jockey Ceasar Cervantes, rolls to the fastest qualifying time in Sunday's $29,765(CAN) Canada Cup Quarter Derby trials at Century Downs.

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Papas Coleen Fastest In Canada Cup Quarter Horse Derby Trials

ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALB—OCTOBER 6, 2019—Coming off a win in the Alberta Bred Derby on September 15, Papas Coleen rolled to an impressive one-length win on Sunday to set the fastest qualifying time for the Canada Cup Quarter Derby at Century Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested today, will return to Century Downs on Sunday, October 20th to vie for the winner's share of a $29,765(CAN) purse.

Papas Coleen broke alertly in the second trial under jockey Ceasar Cervantes to post a convincing one-length win over Jb Runaway Special while getting the top qualifying mark of :19.885 seconds over the 400 yards into a 26 mph headwind.

Trainer Darcy Hawkes saddled the Alberta homebred daughter of leading Canadian sire First Timber for owner-breeder Donalda M. Cochrane. The chestnut filly has compiled a (10) 5-1-1 record and banked $33,016. She is out of the Lanes Leinster mare Cash In This Lane.

Jb Easy First Down, under jockey Ricardo Moreno, winning the opening trial Sunday for the Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby at Century Downs. © Coady Photography Ltd.
Jb Easy First Down defeated Chasin Harm by a nose in the first trial to record the second fastest time of :19.933 seconds, into a 24 mph headwind. Conditioned by trainer William Leech, the gray son of the First Down Dash sire First Down Leaving was ridden by jockey Ricardo Moreno.

The stakes-placed gelding owned by Alison Christie entered Sunday's trials off a second-place effort in the aforementioned Alberta Bred Derby to Papas Coleen in his last start. James W. Butterfield bred the two-time winner in Alberta from the Holland Ease mare Tisa Easy Effort. He has earned $17,179.

First Timber was the leading trial sire with thee qualifiers.

For the complete list of Canada Cup Quarter Horse Derby qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.