Fearles Fred wrapped up the 2010 live meet at Mount Pleasant Meadows on a winning note with a score in Sunday’s $15,000 Don Boyd Memorial Challenge Handicap.
The three-year-old Fredricksburg gelding broke cleanly and angled inside once he was clear of his nearby rivals. He soon hooked up with Royal Wicked and the pair battled for the lead heading onto the main track. Royal Wicked held a head’s advantage as the field came down the stretch, with Fearles Fred continuing to pressure from the outside and Ethics Aside challenging on the rail. With about 50 yards to go, Fearles Fred drew even with his rival and carried that momentum to win by a neck over Royal Wicked. A late moving Hez Fastforthecash closed for third.
Fearles Fred and jockey Richard Rettele finished the 350 yard race with a time of :17.519 seconds. His time was just under four hundredths of a second off the track record of :17.480 seconds set by Cash Maid Pledge on Sept 18, 1994. Fearles Fred was the post time favorite in Sunday’s race at odds of 0.50-to-one.
Homebred in Texas by Walter Harrison, Fearles Fred is trained by Carol Rettele. The race was his ninth win from 14 starts, and his third stakes victory. He improved his career earnings to $69,742.
Sunday’s card was a successful one for Fearles Fred’s dam Precious Debutante. The Heza Fast Man mare also foaled Mr Corona To You, who won the GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity earlier in the day.
For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.
7 – Fearles Fred (Richard Rettele) 3.00 / 4.oo / 2.40
3 – Royal Wicked (Gerardo Garrido) 40.40 / 6.20
5 – Hez Fastforthecash (Jose Beltran) 3.40
Time: 17.519 seconds