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Gottstein draws eight colts and geldings


September 29, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

AUBURN, Wash. (September 28, 2006) – The 69th running of the Gottstein Futurity for 2 year olds drew a strong field of eight colts and geldings for the $100,000 stakes to be run Saturday at Emerald Downs.

Leading the field in the 1 1/16th-mile affair is Wild Cycle, trained by Aubrey Villyard and owned by Frank Gaunt. The colt will break from the three hole with Juan Gutierrez in the irons.

The son of Free At Last won the Sept. 2 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders’ Cup Lads running out of the 12th post and paying 47-1.

Battling Wild Cycle for wire will be stable mate Pirates Deputy running from the eighth post with Nat Chaves riding. The son of Bertrando finished second to Wild Cycle by less than a length in the WTBA Lads.

Trainer Doris Harwood entered Key To The Vault, by Monarchos. The colt will run from the first post with Mick Ruis aboard.

Key To The Vault, owned by Northwest Farms, won his first race Sept. 8 in a 1-mile maiden special weight.

Harwood’s second entry, Liberty For Al, runs out of the fourth post with Hector Ventura, Jr. in the saddle.

The son of Liberty Gold, owned by Golden Aggie Ranch, broke his maiden Sept. 10 in a 6-furlong maiden special weight.

Rounding out the field is Grant Forster-trained Honour The West, owned by Michael and Amy Feuerborn and running from the second post with Ben Russell riding. Templeton, trained by Steve Bullock and owned by Rodney Orr, will break from the fifth post with Gallyn Mitchell aboard.

Naches Deputy, conditioned by Len Kasmerski will break from the sixth post with Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo in the saddle. Howard Belvoir-trained Skippyjon Jones will run from the seventh post with Jennifer Whitaker riding.