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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI
FREDERICKSBURG, TX—AUGUST 6, 2020—Palomino Trucking Inc.’s Buford T, a multiple stakes placed son of Capo de Capi, is one of 48 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Gillespie County Fair Futurity trials.
Buford T is coming off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which the Oklahoma-bred gelding earned $20,561 from four races and ran second, a neck behind winner Our Secret Weapon, in the 300-yard, $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile Stakes on March 21.
Buford T also finished third, a half of a length behind winner Best Of You, in the 330-yard, $49,000 Laico Bird Stakes (R) on April 18.
Buford T drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jose Vega for trainer Oscar Nunez in the third of five trials.
Gael Force, a stakes placed Im A Fancy Pyc colt trained by Manuel Vega Jr. for owner Circle T Ranch, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cipriano Vidana in the fourth heat.
Gael Force is coming off of a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Dalts Fancy Pistol, in the May 25, 330-yard FL Lady Bug Stakes (R) at Remington Park, and he was a finalist in the April 18, 330-yard Remington Park Futurity (RG1) for Oklahoma-breds.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the Gillespie County Fair Futurity on August 23.