Chula Kid Beats the Boys in the G.C.F.A Dutchman at Gillespie
Chula Kid (#3), under jockey Clayton Garcia defeating First Impulse in the $12,000 G.C.F.A Dutchman Handicap (not black type) Saturday at the Gillespie County Fairground.

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Chula Kid Beats the Boys in the G.C.F.A Dutchman at Gillespie

FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 15, 2017—The lone filly in the field, Chula Kid, started as the post-time favorite in the $12,000 G.C.F.A Dutchman Handicap (not black type) and led wire-to-wire on Saturday at Gillespie. Clayton Garcia was aboard for the 350-yard event and the pair stopped the clock at 17.577 to earn a speed index of 103.

Chula Kid ($5.80) was also the winner of the Maiden Challenge this spring at Sam Houston for owners Pete and Greta Guerra and trainer Jorge Luis Muniz. The 4-year-old filly was bred in Texas by Malinche Cattle Co, by The Louisiana Cartel, out of Shoulda Bet Her by Strawfly Special.

First Impulse and jockey Jose Alvarez broke third but gained ground throughout the race, losing to Chula Kid by just a nose as the second-favorite. The gelding’s second-place finish was fast enough to also earn a 103 speed index.

Josue Ponce trains First Impulse for owner Guadalupe Barrientos, Sr. The 3-year-old son of Volcom broke his maiden at Gillespie last summer. First Impulse is out of the Rock of Gibraltar mare Tosca’s Rock, bred in Texas by Temple Scott Richardson.

Executive Rule finished a length behind the leaders but a nose in front of the rest of the pack with Eliazar Vera aboard. The 5-year-old horse is by Executive Menace, out of Sticky N Picky by Sticks and Stones.

Executive Rule is trained by John Sharp, Jr for owner Scott Friesenhahn. He was bred in Texas by Scarlett Hill Farm Inc.

Completing the field for the G.C.F.A Dutchman were Apollitical Ride, Slp Mighty High, Separate Pie, Bar Frank and Goodbye to You.