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PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2020—One Sexy Hero V broke his maiden Tuesday to post the fastest qualifying time from four trials for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stake (not black type).
Ridden by jockey Noe Garcia, Jr., the gray colt was a one-length winner in a time of :15.635 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index for the 300 yards.
Trainer Jesus Carrete saddled the Oklahoma-bred to his first win in five career starts for owner Ryan Martinez. Bred by Valeriano Racing Stables, the son of 2020 second-crop sire One Valiant Hero from the Sixes Royal mare Sixy Chamisa, has banked $6,245.
Deal A Corona was a three-quarter length winner in the last trail to record the second fastest time of :15.721 seconds, a 94 speed index. Trainer Antonio Soto named jockey Joseph Belloc, Jr. to ride the daughter of multiple stakes sire Dealagame.
Wilfrido Guillen owns the Texas-bred earner of $6,348. Pete Scarmardo bred Deal A Corona from the Corona Cartel mare Corona Blast.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Turf Paradise on January 26th to vie for the winner's share of a $10,000-added purse.
Last year's leading first-crop sire Jess Good Candy was the only sire with multiple qualifiers getting 4th fastest Ramblin Fox and 5th fastest Jess Packn Heat.
For a complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.
With more than 50 off-track-bettting locations across Arizona and Turf Paradise able to be wagered on many platforms across the country, Turf Paradise will be increasing its social media presence and interaction with fans on their Facebook page and Twitter account. (@turf_paradise). The track's Grand Canyon Pick-6 jackpot wager will begin with a pool of $28,009.06, which will be carried over from the end of the 2019-20 season.