Sfs Alice Strikes Upsets Posttime Favorite In $153,340 Jim Bader Futurity
Sfs Alice Strikes (#9), under jockey Eugenio Navarrete, Jr., gets up in the $153,340 Jim Bader Futurity Saturday night at Prairie Meadows.

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Sfs Alice Strikes Upsets Posttime Favorite In $153,340 Jim Bader Futurity

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2021—At 14-1 odds, Sfs Alice Strikes rallied under jockey Eugenio Navarrete, Jr., to get her nose in front of posttime favorite Rakin In Mo at the wire in Saturday's $153,340 Jim Bader Futurity, contested for 2-year-old Iowa-bred Quarter Horses at Prairie Meadows.

Sfs Alice Strikes completed the 350 yards in :17.956 seconds, into a 20 mph crosswind, to break her maiden and take home the winner's purse valued at $69,003. Second in the Hawkeye Futurity two races back, the daughter of leading sire Apollitical Jess has compiled a (5) 1-2-1 record this season and banked $89,397.

Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill conditions the Iowa homebred for owner-breeders Sunflower Stables LLC. Sfs Alice Strikes is out of the Corona Cartel mare So Striking.

Sfs Alice Strikes returned $28.20 to win, $8.60 to place and $5.20 to show.

Second fastest qualifier Rakin In Mo earned $27,601 for her second-place effort. Trainer Wayne Garner conditions the daughter of multiple stakes sire Lil Kool Wagon for owner Lisa Baumeister. Bred by Debora Tritch and Brian Rowson, from the Talkalota Bull mare Bullota Blue, Rakin In Mo suffered her first loss in four starts and has earned $49,072. Cristian Esqueda had the riding call.

Fastest qualifier Ts Jess Watch Me Fly finished three-quarters back, under jockey Edwin Escobedo, to pick up $15,334 for third. Jason Olmstead sent out the Apollitical Jess homebred for owner-breeder Thomas Scheckel. The multiple stakes-finalist, out of Agent Carter by Carters Cartel, has banked $28,933 this season.

Kool Aid Wagon, Candy And Corona, Ceeloo, Kisss And Teller, Lil Pistol Pete and Fly Pesty Fly completed the field. Going Gaga was scratched.

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