Tuesday, 25 June 2013 21:19

At The Park - Poutn With Speed takes Derby

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Shannon Beauregard riding and winning for the Ron Grieves/Barn None Ranches connection in late May at the Park Shannon Beauregard riding and winning for the Ron Grieves/Barn None Ranches connection in late May at the Park Coady Photo/Ryan Haynes

The first test for quarter horses, in Edmonton this year, went to owner/breeder Pete Schoeler's Poutn With Speed in the $27,278 Alberta Stallion Stakes Derby at Northlands Park last Wednesday.

Veteran jockey Scott Sterr would be aboard the 3YO homebred son of Its All About Speed, from the Okey Dokey Dale mare Poutnlori, for trainer William Leech. Time for the 330 yards was :17.210. Jess Cash N In (Ramiro Castillo) finished second, with Ulnvmyattitude (Dwight Lewis) nabbing third. Then came Me O Me O My, Jimbobb, O Charleston Chew, Crimson Tornado, Jssweet Sassymolassy and Optimeyes.

Apprentice rider Raf Zenteno Jr. would ride for two victories on the night - scoring with Dancing Dreamer for trainer Tim Rycroft and Payment Approved for trainer Wendy Anderson.

Other Wednesday night winners were Bet On Soup (Amie Pooli), Diva Syn (Kyle Carter), Raise a Dane (Ruben Lara), Spanish Jazz (Rico Walcott), Northern Magic (Tony Maragh), Keyano (Ismael Mosqueira) and Including Gold (Jorge Espitia).

Beauregard enjoys the 'Park after Dark'

A large crowd was on hand for the Friday 'Park after Dark' program and it would be jockey Shannon Beauregard highlighting the card with a riding triple. Beauregard, who would be M.I.A. last season, would hit with Call Me Lou in the 2nd for Bar None Ranches and trainer Ron Grieves. She'd come back for the same connections in the 6th with Disco Damsel and then cap off her big night with Kirk Sutherland's Trip The General - trained by Rick Wise - in the 8th.

Mario Velazquez (Taormina and I'm Quick Indeed) and Kyle Carter (Sharp Act and Top It Up) would record doubles on the night.

Other winners were Hume (Rico Walcott) and Buff Daddy (Nate Smith).

Deadly Truth impressive in debut

Deadly Truth, with Rico Walcott up, would stalk until the quarter pole before he'd pounce on his rivals and win going away by 10 3/4 lengths, in his Park debut at 1M, on Saturday. Owned by Riversedge Racing Stables - conditioned by Greg Tracy - the 3YO son of Bold Truth, from the Woodman mare Deadly Dreamer, would be winning for the 2nd time in 9 career starts.

Here's an eye-catching stat on the newcomer/*possible Canadian Derby contender... From those 9 career starts he's raced at 7 different tracks! The well-travelled sophomore shows visits to Hoosier Park, Keeneland, Fair Grounds, Sunland Park, Prairie Meadows, Cantebury Park and now Northlands Park. Let's hope he's here to stay!

Walcott would be aboard another impressive 3YO earlier on the card. Swiss Idol would make it 2-for-2 on the season after going gate-to-wire, once again, in a 6 1/2F affair. The handsome grey is owned by Red Ron Farms and trained by Hall of Famer Red Smith.

Jockeys Ismael Mosqueira (Generally Ours and Single N Lovin It), Kyle Carter (Captain Fiesta and First Afleet) and Jorge Espitia (Ellsmere Island and Masked Man) would each hit the winner's circle twice on the day.

Other winners included Fleeting Fortune (Shannon Beauregard) and Geri's Car (Nate Smith).

Saturday's total handle was $325,747 - with $96.463 wagered on-track.

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