Singles Cruise Top Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity Trials
Evergreen Park hosted two trials on Sunday for the Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity.

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Singles Cruise Top Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity Trials

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALB—JULY 8, 2018—Singles Cruise, a California-bred daughter of multiple stakes sire Favorite Cartel, broke her maiden Sunday while setting the fastest qualifying time for the Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity at Evergreen Park.

The eight fastest qualifiers, from two trial races today, will return to the Alberta, Canada racetrack on Sunday, July 22nd to vie for the winner's share of a $11,500-added purse going 300 yards.

Ridden by jockey Alejandro Hernandez, Singles Cruise battled Ifarm to a neck win in the second of two trials to get the top time of :15.660 seconds, a 95 speed index into a 15 mph headwind over a "good" racing surface.

Janice Sather saddled the brown filly for herself and co-owner Barry Sather. Bred by Steve Burns, DVM, Singles Cruise is out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Going Single. She entered the trials off a troubled fifth-place effort in her career debut June 17 at Lethbridge. Singles Cruise is a $16,000 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale graduate.

Ifarm, a $9,000 Los Alamitos Equine Sale graduate, held onto the second fastest clocking of :15.715 seconds, a 93 speed index. Bucky Stockwell conditions the son of leading first-crop sire Coronado Cartel for himself and co-owner Beverly Stockwell.

Jockey Blandford Steward was aboard the brown gelding out of Avery Hope by Mr Eye Opener. Bred in Oregon by Donald and Peggy Boyle, Ifarm has finished second and third in two starts at 2.

Timbersknightryder, a 2-year-old by leading Canadian sire First Timber, won the opening trial by half-a-length to get the third fastest time of :15.856 seconds, into a 15 mph crosswind. Jockey J. Botello had the riding call for trainer Les Adams.

The Stojan Memorial Futurity trial was the career debut for the Alberta bred colt owned by Tony Laczo. Isaak Fehr bred Timbersknightryder from the Hez Choice Property mare Sparkling Hy.

First Timber and Wave Carver were the only sires with duel qualifiers to the futurity.

For a complete list of qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys M