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Will Rogers Downs Ends Meet with Stakes Tripleheader


5-2 morning-line favorite Viva Le Don will head a full field in the 440-yard, $266,765 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (R) at Will Rogers Downs Saturday.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

CLAREMORE, OKóNOVEMBER 9, 2018óThree American Quarter Horse stakes, topped by the 440-yard, $266,765 Black Gold 440 Futurity Championship (R), are on the docket when Will Rogers Downs ends its fall meet with a 14-race program on Saturday.

Trainer Tammy Johnson will send out two finalists for owner Rockin J Running Horses, topped by 5-2 morning-line favorite Viva Le Don. A homebred son of Rock Solid Jess, Viva Le Don has won two of three starts during the Will Rogers Downs fall meet,including the September 23, $267,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R).

Viva Le Don drew post 3 and will be ridden by Randy Wilson.

Jose E. Guzmanís Temptingsecretfly, a homebred son of champion Tempting Dash trained by Amanda Tongay, drew post 10 and will be ridden by James Flores. The gelding has earned $109,621 from four starts, all in Oklahoma, and his season record includes a third-place finish in the 330-yard, $864,000 Remington Park Futurity (RG2) on April 21.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Devins Project (Roberto Valero), 8-1
  2. Charlies Fury (Agustin Silva), 5-1
  3. Viva Le Don (Randy Wilson), 5-2
  4. Reads Rock It (Paul Nieto), 20-1
  5. Tarish (Omar Reyes), 10-1
  6. Fast Prize Six (Manuel Gutierrez), 15-1
  7. Ja B Valiant (Edwuin Lujan), 12-1
  8. J Boss Dynasty (Jimmy D. Brooks), 10-1
  9. Bv Silver Wings (Cody Smith), 10-1
  10. Temptingsecretfly (James Flores), 3-1

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 Oklahoma-bred juveniles has been entered back in the 350-yard, $216,812 Oklahoma Horsemenís Association Mystery Futurity (RG3).

Fastest qualifier VF Jedi Returns, a sorrel son of High Rate Of Return trained by Samuel Valdivia for owner Julio Corral, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jose Vega. A $9,700 purchase at last yearís Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the stakes-placed gelding has banked $91,749 from seven starts, and his five wins include a 1 3/4-length victory in the fourth of eight trials on October 26.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. My Take (Mario Delgado), 12-1
  2. VF Jedi Returns (Jose Vega), 2-1
  3. Watah Flash (Alfredo Triana Jr.), 12-1
  4. Americas Dynasty (James Flores), 8-1
  5. Hr Desirable (Agustin Silva), 12-1
  6. Sbm Aces Wild (Daniel Torres), 8-1
  7. Dm Shez Poppin Off (Cody Smith), 10-1
  8. Tac N Dale (Berkley Packer), 12-1
  9. Might B Magic (Andrew Samaniego), 10-1
  10. Sr Shegone (Edwuin Lujan), 9-2

Kathleen Mateyís Trace Dynasty, a homebred daughter of champion FDD Dynasty, heads Saturdayís 350-yard, $89,680 Oklahoma Horsemenís Association Mystery Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds. Trained by Clint Crawford, the filly has won both of her outs during the meet, including the 350-yard, $18,000 Miss Ellen Stakes for distaffers on September 9. Trace Dynasty drew post 6 and will be ridden by Omar Reyes.

All Will Rogers Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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