PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 17, 2013—Ralph and Carolyn Fales' homebred filly So You Can See recovered from a bumpy start to get up by a neck over fastest qualifier F J La Joya in the $23,275 AQRA President's Futurity at Turf Paradise Sunday afternoon. Princess Braytini finished a neck off the leaders in the show position.
Under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, So You See completed the 350 yard course in :18.042 seconds into a 10 mph cross wind. The $11,638 winners purse swelled her career bankroll to $15,076.
AQRA Executive Director Loretta Brasher presents winning owner's Carrie and Ralph Fales and jockey Jorge Bourdieu the AQRA President's Futurity buckle. © Coady Photography
Saddled by Ralph Fales So You See came into the finals with the second fastest time while breaking her maiden in the November 3 trials. The Azyoucansee filly is out of Rocky Jones mare Genuine Rocks.
The lightly raced F J La Joya bobbled the start and had to settle for a second place check of $4,655. Eloy Mendoza trains the Arizona-bred The Bounty Man filly for owner/breeder Fernando Canales. Ridden by Rodolfo Arvizu, the brown miss out of the Panther Mountain mare Terri Tazer.
Omar Lorta saddled third place finisher Princess Braytini for owner/breeder Cesar Dabdoub. Michael Lammarino rode the King Of The Track filly out of Braytini, by Corona Cocktail. She earned $2,328 for the effort.
Rocky Juana Baby, Righters Dream, Allright Already, Lasater, Bud For Kate, El Esterito and Heza Harley completed the field.
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