Late Surge Gives Js Apollitical Chick Fastest Time In Pot O’Gold Futurity Trials Monday
Js Apollitical Jess (outside, under jockey Daniel Torres, gets up over Drank Like Hank (#1) in the Pot O’Gold Futurity trials at Will Rogers Downs Monday afternoon.

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Late Surge Gives Js Apollitical Chick Fastest Time In Pot O’Gold Futurity Trials Monday

CLAREMORE, OK–SEPTEMBER 18, 2023–Bouncing off a fourth-place finishing the Speedhorse Paint& Appaloosa Futurity July 22, Js Apollitical Chick posted the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 1 Pot O’Gold Futurity for 2-year-old Paints and Appaloosas today at Will Rogers Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return on Monday, October 2nd to vie for the winner’s share of a $78,705 purse at a distance of 350 yards.

A late surge under jockey Daniel Torres gave Js Apollitical Chick a half-length victory over Drank Like Hank in the second trial. The son of Mr Apollitical Dash completed the 350 yard task in :17.770 seconds, equaling a 93 speed index into a 9 mph crosswind, to establish the top qualifying mark.

Leading trainer Dee Keener saddled the Oklahoma homebred for owner-breeder Shirley Wheeler. Bred from the Dos Poruno mare Imachickenkicker, Js Apollitical Dash has earned $14,287 in seven starts this year.

Runner-up Drank Like Hank was the first of six qualifiers by leading sire Crm Livewire. The 2-year-old gelding, racing for owner-breeder De Rae Racing LLC, recorded the second fastest clocking of :17.823 seconds, an 81 speed index . Matt Whitekiller saddled.

A futurity finalist at Remington Park earlier this year, Drank Like Hank is a winner in six starts and has earning of $14.128.  Out of the First Smart Money mare Irish Vendetta, the bay gelding was ridden by Salvador Martinez.

For the complete list of Pot O’Gold qualifiers, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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