Fearless Fred much the best in Budwieser Futurity
Fearless Fred (4) pulls clear to win the Budweiser Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
Fearless Fred took command in the stretch to win Sunday’s $38,360 Budweiser Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
The two-year-old Fredricksburg gelding broke cleanly and challenged for the lead with Alley Rose 123 and Which Wich 501 in the race’s early goings. After a quick initial burst by Which Wich 501, Fearless Fred took control of the lead and never looked back. He was clear by a length in the middle of the stretch and extended his lead to a length and a quarter as he crossed the finish under an intermittent right hand whip by jockey Richard Rettele. Post time favorite Uno Corona dueled with Which Wich 501 and nipped her rival at the wire to take the runner-up spot.
Fearless Fred won the 400 yard race with a time of 20.446 seconds over a fast track. He left the gates as the second choice at odds of 1.90-to-one.
Fearless Fred was homebred in Texas by Walter Harrison and trained by Carol Rettele. The Budweiser Futurity was his fourth win from seven starts, as well as his first win in stakes company. His career earnings now total $20,899.
For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.
4 – Fearless Fred (Richard Rettele) 5.80 / 3.20 / 4.40
7 – Uno Corona (Oscar Delgado) 2.80 / 4.80
5 – Which Wich 501 (Tasha Fritz) 5.00
Time: 20.446 seconds
Your winner, Fearless Fred; Richard Rettele, up.
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Uno Corona seeks first stakes win in Budweiser Futurity
Fearless Fred was one of two horses to set the fastest time in the trials for Sunday's Oil Capital Derby at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
The last day of the meet offers Michigan’s top juveniles one last chance to prove themselves in Sunday’s $20,000 Budweiser Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
Each horse in the full field of 10 entries will be trying for his or her first stakes breakthrough in the 400-yard event.
One of two horses to post the fastest qualifying time in the Budweiser Futurity Trials was Uno Corona, at 20.39 seconds. The Corona For Me filly has had a globetrotting juvenile campaign, with starts at Manor Downs, The Red Mile, Hoosier Park and Mount Pleasant. The Oil Capital Derby will the first time she has made multiple starts at one track, after winning her trial by 1 1/2 lengths on Sep. 13. Oscar Delgado retains the mount for owner Ignacio Soto and trainer Rolando Almanza.
Fearless Fred also stopped the clocks in his trial with the fastest time of 20.39 seconds. The Fredricksburg gelding won his Sep. 13 trial by two lengths. Carol Rettele trains Fearless Fred for owner Walter Harrison. Richard Rettele will have the mount.
The winner of the third trial, Fishin For A Lady is also entered in Sunday’s final. The Fishin Kisses gelding crossed the wire in 20:53 seconds in his Sep. 13 trial, a length and a half ahead of the runner-up. Fishin for a Lady is owned by R and R Racing Stable LLC and trained by Tony Cunningham. Rafael Fernandez picks up the mount for the Oil Capital Derby.
#. Horse / Jockey / Trainer / Odds
1. Alley Rose 123 / M Holmes / J Hall / 7-1
1A. Eight Below 123 / L Gates / J Hall / 7-1
2. Fishin For A Lady / R V Fernandez / A F Cunningham / 4-1
3. Snaptooit / R Rettele / C Rettele / 10-1
4. Fearless Fred / R Rettele / C Rettele / 2-1
5. Which Wich 501 / N Fritz / A F Cunningham / 8-1
6. Go Little Val / C Garrison / S D Garrison / 12-1
7. Uno Corona / O Delgado / R Almanza / 7-5
8. Playin Favorites / G W Mayhew / C Rettele / 6-1
9. Later Version / N Alcala / C Rettele / 20-1
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