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A Revenant Tops First Day Qualifiers To Rainbow Futurity

Ty Wyant

 

             Ruidoso Futurity runner-up A Revenant overcame a troubled start and pulled out to a one-length win in :19.812 for 400 yards to set the fastest-qualifying time on the first of two days of trials to the record-equaling Grade 1, $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

            The two-year-olds with the five-fastest times from Friday’s 15 trials will join the horses with the five-fastest times from Saturday’s 15 trials in the Rainbow Futurity on July 24. The youngsters with the next five-fastest times on each day gain eligibility to race in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile on the same day.

            The $1,000,000 purse equals the record purse set in 2013.

            Owned by R.D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope, Ray Willis and Butch Southway, A Revenant started from the inside post position and broke out at the start and made contact with the horse next to him. A Revenant quickly found his stride under jockey Cody Jensen and dominated his rivals.

            The Mike Joiner-trained A Revenant powered across the finish line and then was pulled up on the backstretch by Jensen. He was vanned off the track.

            “He slightly bled,” said co-owner Hubbard. “The jockey always has instructions that if they bleed at all to stop and not bring them back (to be unsaddled). He got to the test barn and was drinking water and pulling the handler around. When he got back to (Joiner’s) barn, he was fine.”

            Bleeding is exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and refers to the presence of blood in the airways of the lung in association with exercise.

            A Revenant, a son of Mr Jess Perry, showed his potential when he made his debut on the first of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ruidoso Futurity. He raced to a one-length win and his time of :17.748 was the day’s second-fastest time. The $152,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase returned in the Ruidoso Futurity to finish a battling head behind Apolltical Chad, who passed the Rainbow Futurity trials and is pointing to the All American Futurity trials on August 19-20.

            The victory by A Revenant was part of an impressive afternoon for jockey Jensen and trainer Joiner. Jensen had four wins while Joiner saddled three trial winners. Jensen was also aboard third-fastest qualifier Muddy Watters and fourth-fastest qualifier Drinkin Class, who is trained by Joiner.

            Abelardo Gallegos’ Soar Like An Eagle made his first start and had the good fortune of drawing into the same trial as A Revenant. Soar Like An Eagle showed his potential with a second-place finish with the second-fastest qualifying time of :19.957.

            Jose Enrique Ortiz was aboard the son of One Famous Eagle.

            Third-fastest qualifier Muddy Watters moved up from a maiden win to take the second trial by one-half length over Bao Bao. The Corona Cartel son is a half-brother to champions and Champion of Champions winners Ocean Runaway and Wave Carver. He was a $105,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase.

            Fourth-fastest qualifier Drinkin Class is now two-for-two from Joiner and Jensen. The One Sweet Jess-sired gelding won the ninth trial by a nose over fifth-fastest qualifier A Tres.

            The Tres Seis-sired A Tres was making his second start after a fifth-place finish in his Ruidoso Futurity trial. He is trained by Blane Wood and ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

 

Rainbow Futurity Trials Day 1 Qualifiers

Horse/Trial #                       Trial Day               Trainer                                  Jockey                                   Wind      Time

A Revenant/5                       D1                           Mike Joiner                           Cody Jensen                         5t             19.812

Soar Like an Eagle/5            D1                           Juan Gonzalez                       Jose Enrique Ortiz                5t             19.957

Muddy Watters/2                D1                           John Stinebaugh                Cody Jensen                         3t             19.960

Drinkin Class/9                     D1                           Mike Joiner                           Cody Jensen                         5t             19.973

A Tres/9                                D1                           Blane Wood`                        Ricky Ramirez                       5t             19.980

 

Juvenile

Eyema Blue Wagon/4          D1                           Albert Franco                       Sergio Becerra                      5t             20.009

Bao Bao/2                              D1                           Joel Valeriano                       Raul Herrera                          3t             20.020

Dashing Runner/10              D1                           Bret Vickery                          Jose Amador Alvarez          0              20.022

Pyc Disco/3                           D1                           John Stinebaugh               Cody Jensen         5t                             20.025

Perrys A Hero/9                   D1                           Eddie Willis                           Jimmy Dean Brooks                             20.033

 

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