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$40K Firecracker Futurity On Tap at Grants Pass

July 3, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

Stel Katrina has been installed as the lukewarm morning-line favorite at 3-to-1, but the betting should get hotter as post time for the $40,000 Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Downs draws near.

Jockey Tonja Arruda comes in from Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the mount. Arruda, who is owner Pat Miller's daughter, was aboard Stel Katrina on qualifying day, June 15, when the pair posted the fastest time in five trial races.

At :17.70, Stel Katrina's qualifying time was almost a length better than the next-fastest time.

The field for the Firecracker Futurity (post position, horse, jockey, odds):

1, Stel Katrina, Tonja Arruda, 3-to-1
2, RR Red Rocket, Joe Crispin, 4-to-1
3, Lightnin Storm Cloud, Ruben Camacho, 7-to-1
4, RR Blazin Saddles, Nikeela Black, 5-to-1
5, SC Captivator, Roger Butterfly, 9-to-2
6, Cathy Jos Quick Cash, Jim Bob Whiteside, 6-to-1
7, L Bar D Snow Princes, Troy Stillwell, 8-to-1
8, Ex Quizit Design, Edgar Montehermoso, 8-to-1