FAST PRIZE RUMOR LEADS HERITAGE PLACE DERBY QUALIFYING
OKLAHOMA CITY – Fast Prize Rumor posted the top 400-yard time over eight qualifying trials for the $373,790 Heritage Place Derby on Mothers’ Day at Remington Park. The gray 3-year-old pulled clear to win his heat by 1-1/4 lengths.
Owned by Jose Guzman of Dallas and trained by Amanda Tongay, Fast Prize Rumor was ridden by James Flores. The trial win was the first score of 2018 for Fast Prize Rumor, and his third career win, as he crossed the finish line in :19.746 over a fast track into a 17mph headwind. All of the qualifiers faced a southerly headwind between 16-17mph.
Fast Prize Rumor is a gelding by Hez Our Secret from the Corona Cartel mare Coronas Fast Prize. He was bred in Texas by Weetona Stanley of Madill, Okla.
The connections of Fast Prize Rumor also sent the second-fastest qualifier to the derby as PYC Fun N Fancy posted a time of :19.869 in trial number eight.
The field of 10 going to the Heritage Place Derby on June 2 at Remington Park, with individual time, trial number and trainer:
1. Fast Prize Rumor – :19.746 (trial 6), Amanda Tongay
2. PYC Fun N Fancy – :19.869 (trial 8), Amanda Tongay
3. DF AJ Green Leaves – :19.887 (trial 5), James Padgett
4. Wagon Chick V – :19.893 (trial 2), Clint Crawford
5. PV Queen Bee Candy – :19.898 (trial 8), Clint Crawford
6. Doing What I like – :19.941 (trial 6), Ruben Soto
7. Goldline – :19.953 (trial 1), Juventino Ruiz
8. EOS A Political Win – :19.974 (trial 4), Rolando Almanza
9. The Most High Rules – :19.997 (trial 6), Tyler Crawford
10. Eagle Deluxe – :20.004 (trial 1), Jason Olmstead
Other notes about the Heritage Place Derby field: DF AJ Green Leaves was the Remington Park Derby winner in April… Goldline was a $12,500 supplemental entry in the derby trials.
The Remington Park season continues May 17-20 with the first race at 6pm on Thursday and Friday, May 17 & 18. The action is underway at Noon on Saturday, May 19 as the Preakness Stakes simulcast from Pimlico in Baltimore falls after the Remington Park races conclude. Sunday racing on May 20 starts at 1:30pm.
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