Vf Jedi Returns Tops Night Two Of Heritage Place Futurity Trials At Remington Park
Vf Jedi Returns, under champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr., holds off Sunnysyde (#6) to set the fastest qualifying time for the $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity(G1) at Remington Park.

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Vf Jedi Returns Tops Night Two Of Heritage Place Futurity Trials At Remington Park

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MAY 11, 2018—The field is set for the Grade 1 $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity on June 2 as VF Jedi Returns topped the second night of qualifying trials on Saturday at Remington Park.

Owned by Julio Contreras of Laredo, Texas and trained by Samuel Valdivia, VF Jedi Returns was ridden by G.R. Carter. The 2-year-old gelding won his third race of the Remington Park season, posting the fastest 350-yard time of the night in the seventh trial of 11.

VF Jedi Returns crossed the finish in :17.565 over a fast track, facing a headwind of 11mph. The headwinds ranged from 11-16mph for the five qualifiers on Saturday evening.

A $9,700 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, VF Jedi Returns is by leading third-crop sire High Rate Of Return from the Corona Cartel mare Corona Couture.

Special Candy High, under jockey Omar Reyes, qualifying in the 4th trial. © Dustin Orona Photography
Bred in Oklahoma by Victory Farms, VF Jedi Returns has won three of four starts this season while finishing second in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile in his last start. He has earned $47,562 this season.

Special Candy High, also by High Rate Of Return, picked up his second win in as many starts in trial 4 when he posted a 1 ½ length win under jockey Omar Reyes.

A home-bred for PV Quarter Horse Farm LLC, Special Candy High posted the second fastest clocking of :17.637 seconds on Saturday. The sorrel gelding is out of Special Candy Paint by Pyc Paint Your Wagon.

Sunnsyde, a Texas-bred son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash, finished second by half-a-length in the fastest trial to get the third fastest time of :17.653 seconds.

Slayer, under jockey Mario Delgado, qualifying in the 11th trial Saturday. © Dustin Orona Photography
Jorge Linares had the riding call for trainer Josue Ponce aboard the Cox-Lane LLC owned colt. Bobby D. Cox bred Sunnysyde from the Ivory James mare Havanah Gootime, who was just named an "Dam of Distinction" by AQHA. She is the dam of two Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winners—Duponte and Nymeria.

Slayer, another 2-year-old by third-crop sire High Rate Of Return, was a neck winner in the 10th trial under jockey Mario Delgado to get Saturday's fourth fastest clocking of :17.689 seconds.

Owner-trainer Manuel Almanza, Jr. paid $12,000 for the sorrel gelding at the Heritage Place Yearling Sale last September. Bred by Bob Moore Farms LLC, the 2-for-2 winner is out of Shiv Katall by Shazoom. He has earned $21,778.

Wokatee On Fire, under jockey James Flores, winning trial 3 by 2-¾ lengths. © Dustin Orona Photography
Saturday's final qualifier Wokatee On Fire was an impressive 2 ¾ length winner in the third trial for owner Servando Montemayor and trainer Bobby Martinez. James Flores rode the Texas bred gelding by Highest Fire from the Shazoom mare Wokatee. The 2-year-old is a homebred for Montemayor and Martinez.

High Rate Of Return, who sired three of the five qualifiers on Saturday's card, died from unknown causes on May 6. The #3 Leading Third-Crop Sire of Money Earners for 2018 won the 2011 Heritage Place Futurity(G1) at Remington Park.

Saturday’s group joins the five from Friday, May 11 in the richest race in Oklahoma. Aqua Flash, Unlymited, Little Kool Belle, Jakes Baby Wagon and Symbol Of Faith qualified for the Heritage Place Futurity on the first night of trials.

For a complete list of those advancing to the Grade 1, $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

The second five fastest qualifiers from each night are preferred invites to the $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile which will also be contested at Remington Park Saturday, June 2. For a list of those horses CLICK HERE.

The 2018 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season continues Sunday, May 13 with a 10-race program, featuring eight trials to qualify the field for the $373,790 Heritage Place Derby. The first race on Mothers’ Day Sunday begins at 1:30pm-Central.

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