Comeback Darling upsets Minnesota QH Futurity at 22-1
Beep Beep Rev Rev put a length on the field out of the starting gate and cruised to a 1 1/2 length victory in the $47,800 Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity Wednesday at Canterbury Park. Leading rider Edwin Escobeo was aboard for owner Summer Run Inc and trainer Jason Olmstead. The Minnesota bred filly has now won 9 of 14 starts and became the fifth 3-year-old to complete the Minnesota Futurity/Minnesota Derby sweep. Beep Beep Rev Rev covered 400 yards in 19.924 seconds and paid $3.20 as the favorite. Relentless Flash, also trained by Olmstead, was second and Haley Hobbs trainee L Gallito finished third.
“When she jumps out like that, they’re in trouble,” assistant trainer Chad Lynch said.
Olmstead had six runners in the $48,000 Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity but a third consecutive victory in the annual stake was elusive as his best runners finished second, third and fourth to upset winner Comeback Darling who paid $46.20. The filly, owned and bred by Ken Quade, was ridden by Alexis Ramirez. She is trained by Bill Geditz. Comeback Darling broke in front and maintained an advantage to the wire, winning by a neck over Valiant Speed. Sugar Rushh was third. Final time for the 350 yards was 18.229 seconds.
“In March she just about went home,” Geditz said. “I told Ken, just give me some time. This horse has got it. Every start she’s gotten better.”
The first of three quarter horse stakes was won by Olmstead and Escobeo as Relentless Legacy prevailed in the $22,000 Cash Caravan Stakes. The gelding, owned by Tom Maher. was 1 3/4 lengths better than second-place finisher Western Reserve. Relentless Babe, owned by Maher and trained by Olmstead was third. The Cash Caravan Stakes was contested at 440 yards in a final time of 21.798 seconds.
Total handle for the 13-race card was $2,367,846.79. Canterbury Park’s final day of racing is Saturday. First post for the 13-race program is 4:00 p.m. CT.