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POCATELLO, ID—SEPTEMBER 15, 2019—Sables Dashin broke his maiden and earned a spot in the Challenge Championships with a win in Sunday’s $48,400 John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge at Pocatello Downs.
Nakia Ramirez was aboard Sables Dashin for their three-quarter length win in the 350-yard stake; they posted a final time of 17.913 and earned a speed index of 88.
Trainer Mark Hanson finished first and second in the Challenge race as Sables Dashin’s barnmate, Brilliant Cut Cartel, chased her for second place.
Sables Dashin ($6.80) is owned by RTM Stables LLC, Larry Chapple and Robin Dunn. He was bred in Oklahoma by Bob Moore Farms, by FDD Dynasty and out of Painted Sable, by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. Painted Sable is a multiple stakes winner and finished second in the Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows in 2012.
Sables Dashin was the third fastest qualifier and finished second behind fastest qualifier Meghans Feature Sign in the first of three trials on September 1, held at Blackfoot. He has finished in the money in four of her six career starts and has earnings of $25,038. Before the trials for Sunday’s final, he competed in the John Deere Emerald Downs Challenge in August.
Brilliant Cut Cartel was ridden by Jesus Canales, this time for the ownership group of RTM Stables, LLC, Robin Dunn and Kevin Dunn.
Brilliant Cut Cartel broke his maiden in his debut at Pocatello in May and has competed in the Bitterroot Futurity at Sandy and the Oneida County Futurity. He was the second fastest qualifier.
Pyc Lovestruck and Elliot Bachicha, Jr. finished third for trainer Robby Overturf. The Pyc Paint Your Wagon filly is owned and bred by Copper Spring Ranch, LLC in Montana, out of 2014 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Lovethewayyoulie, by Tempting Dash.
The multiple stakes placed filly qualified to the Harrah’s Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs in March and finished third in the Wyoming Downs Futurity in August.
Completing the field were Mothers Favorite, Tell Tac, Hocks Fast Wagon, Rtm Good Enough, Sheza Tacy Gator and Meghans Feature. Dealing My Corona was scratched.