Friday, 22 May 2015 17:52

Spotlight On First Class Horse

Written by Orianna Scheck
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On Sunday afternoon May 24th Century Downs Racetrack will host the $30,000 final of the As Promised Stake for three and four-year-old Colts and Geldings.  All eyes will be on First Class Horse who is the 1-1 morning line favorite.  The three-yr-old colt will be leaving from post six with Bob Clark handling the lines for owners Robert Jones of Slave Lake and Doris McDougall of Cochrane.

This good looking son of Western Terror out of the dam Susurrus Hanover was purchased by Keith Clark at the 2013 Lexington Select sale for $38,000.  While there is a long history of the Clark Stable having some top notch racehorses this talented speedy colt could be one of the best yet.  Ironically Clark also purchased As Promised back in 1990 at the same Lexington sale for $16,000.  As Promised went on to win 71 races and earnings of $669,639 along with being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2006. First Class Horse has already banked $73,545 lifetime, winning ten of his twelve lifetime starts with a lifetime mark of 1:53.

Prior to the As Promised eliminations last week the colt just came off a victory in the $75,000 Keith Linton Memorial at Fraser Downs on April 24th.  He is heavily staked up this year including the Pepsi North America Cup, The Simcoe Open, The Somebeachsomewhere along with Alberta’s Brad Gunn, ASHA Colt and Gord Rumpel Pace.  

The As Promised Pace line up:

9 -- Pace, purse $30,000 (EX, SF, TR, W3)
Post time: 04:56 P.M. 

1*The Big HeistR GouletR Goulet9-2
2Regina BeachJb CampbellJb Campbell3-1
3Have Not Read ItK HoerdtK Hoerdt5-1
4Mysharona BluechipP GiesbrechtR Chase7-2
5Phanatical ManiacN SobeyD Sifert5-2
6First Class HorseB ClarkR Chase1-1
7Gotta Dream BigG HudonR Chase6-1
8LisplacedR TherresR Therres4-1
9*Elska MinT RemillardR Remillard9-2

Immediately following the As Promised Stake we will see the $10,500 Open Pace contested in the tenth race where Who Doesnt and driver Travis Cullen will try and rebound and take the title back this week.  Ghost Pine and driver Kelly Hoerdt ended Who Doesnt’s winning streak last week by winning the Open Pace in 1:53.4.  This also should be a very competitive and exciting race.  Six will line up behind the gate at 5:18pm.  The Open field includes Blue Star Admiral, Blue Eyed Cowboy, Comes Home First, Who Doesnt, Ghost Pine and Revoler.

Saturday at Century Downs Racetrack will feature the $30,000 Bev Sears Final for three and four year-old fillies and mares.   There will be eight on the gate for this event which is scheduled for the eighth race.  The morning line favorite is Tajmeallover for driver JF Gagne but this looks to be a very competitive group of fillies and mares. 

The Bev Sears line up:

8 -- Pace, purse $30,000 (EX, SF, TR)
Post time: 04:34 P.M.         

1Blue Star TexasB ClarkR Chase5-1
2Wrangler RocketteK HoerdtK Hoerdt3-1
3*Barona MalibuP GiesbrechtD Cutting8-1
4SportsonthebeachT CullenT Cullen6-1
5TajmealloverJ GagneM Dumont1-1
6*G Ts JamieW Tainsh JrG Mcginn6-1
7FreesiaJ GrayJ Obrien6-1
8Sobia HanoverC KolthammerC Kolthammer12-1
AE1Meet Me TonightJb CampbellT Redwood 
AE2Thats ExtraK HoerdtK Hoerdt 

Century Downs Racing resumes Friday, May 22 (Post time 5:30pm), Saturday and Sunday (Post time 2:00pm).

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