Cruisinfourabruisin Turns Perfect Trip Into Century Downs 440 Stakes Victory
Cruisinfourabruisin, under jockey Alejandro Hernandez, winning the $16,500 Century Downs 440 Stakes on Sunday.

© Kyle Meller / Coady Photo
Cruisinfourabruisin Turns Perfect Trip Into Century Downs 440 Stakes Victory

ROCKY VIEW, AB – OCTOBER 8, 2017 - Cruisinfourabruisn cruised to yet another victory in the opener on the Sunday Century Downs card: the $16,500 Century Downs 440 Stakes. The win was Cruisinfourabruisin’s third consecutive win and his fourth victory in his last five starts.

Cruisinfourabruisin ($9.90) is a homebred for Barry and Janice Sather; Janice Sather also trains. Bred in Alberta, the 5-year-old gelding is by leading Canadian sire First Timber, out of Tagulator, by Royal Evening Snow.

Alejandro Hernandez was aboard for Sunday’s stakes win. The pair earned a 108 speed index for their 21.721 time in the 440-yard event.

With his win in the Century Downs stakes, Cruisinfourabruisin has now won 15 of his 38 lifetime starts. He has finished in the money in 31 starts, and has lifetime earnings of $144,237. Among his many accomplishments include a win in the $75,966 Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity (RG3) in 2014 and his appearance in the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos in 2016.

Barry and Janice Sather, the winning connections of Cruisinfourabruisin, accept the Century Downs 440
Stakes blanket on Sunday. © Kyle Meller / Coady Photo

Cruisinfourabruisin did not break on top but was able to avoid the traffic that plagued the rest of the field. He and Hernandez made up a length and a half during the course of the race and then pulled ahead by another length to win over runner-up Go Jessin Beaver and third-place finisher Big Hoss Rollin.

Go Jessin Beaver finished second at odds 27-1 despite repeated bumping during the race. Ceasar Cervantes had the call for trainer William H. Leech. The son of Apollitical Jess is owned by Charlies Weaselhead and Jim Plume.

The 4-year-old colt was bred in Alberta by WBD Ranch, Inc, out of the Corona Cartel mare Corona Del Valle. Go Jessin Beaver has just three wins in his 22 lifetime starts, but has six second-place finishes and has earned over $24,000.

Big Hoss Rollin did just that, breaking last but rallying to a third-place finish by a neck behind Go Jessin Beaver. Big Hoss Rollin is by Zillas Spin Doctor and is out of the Dashing Val mare Sables Val, bred in Alberta by Sazwan Speed Horses. Deanne Davies owns and trains the 5-year-old gelding; jockey Andre Martin was aboard on Sunday.

Big Hoss Rollin is now one dollar shy of lifetime earnings of $50,000 thanks to qualifying to multiple stakes and finishing second in the $65,842 Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3) in 2014.

Completing the field were Toughie, Splashy Mamacita, Bugs Lil Magic and Canadian Timber. Canadian Timber finished fourth but was disqualified to seventh following interference leaving the chute.