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DG Tempter Draws Post 8 for Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship Final
Fastest qualifier Dg Tempter will head today's (Saturday) $282,552 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs.

DG Tempter Draws Post 8 for Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship Final

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

CLAREMORE, OKóNOVEMBER 11, 2017óFastest qualifier DG Tempter will risk his three-race win streak in today's (Saturday) $282,552 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs.

DG Tempter is a homebred son of champion Tempting Dash trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owners Richard and Genevieve Herrman. The gelding is coming off of a two-length victory in the last of five trials on October 27.

DG Tempter drew post 8 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado. His nine opponents include Randy J. Davisí Cloud Ridge, a graded stakes winning Carters Cartel gelding trained by Stacey Capps. Cloud Ridge has won four of six starts, including the 350-yard, $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) at Remington Park on June 3, and he has banked $83,002.

Cloud Ridge drew post 7 and will be ridden by Berkley Packer.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Hot Dam Bam A Lam (Gonzalo G. Gutierrez)
  2. One Sweet Policy (Jimmy D. Brooks)
  3. Luke Acey (Paul Nieto)
  4. A Prize Wagon (Andrew Samaniego)
  5. Captain Force (Edwuin Lujan)
  6. Fast N Furious 123 (David Pinon)
  7. Cloud Ridge (Berkley Packer)
  8. DG Tempter (Mario Delgado)
  9. Ruler Of The Realm (Rolando Raudales)
  10. Can You Pyc Me (Benito Baca)

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds, topped by fastest qualifier Pv Queen Bee Candy, has been entered in the 350-yard, $186,892 Oklahoma Horsemenís Association Mystery Futurity (RG3). Trained by Clint Crawford for owner Gordon Pevehouse, Queen Bee Candy scored a clear 2 3/4-length victory in the fourth of eight trials on October 29. Omar Reyes will ride the homebred daughter of Cartels Candy Man from post 3.

As And Js, a bay daughter of Apollitical Jess owned and trained by Leonardo Alcala, heads a field of 10 state-bred sophomores in Saturdayís 350-yard, $66,228 Oklahoma Horsemenís Association Mystery Derby (R). As And Js has earned $65,444 from seven outs this year, and her season resume includes a second-place finish in the July 29, $157,000 Retama Park Derby. The filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cesar Gomez.

All Will Rogers Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.