Jesst for Speed best in Quarter Horse Derby; Alotta Oh La La wins Northlands Futurity
Trainer Mallory Norton won both of Canterbury Park’s richest quarter horse stakes when Jesst for Speed was a half-length best in the $68,175 Canterbury Park Derby and favorite Alotta Oh La La won the $105,100 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity, also by one-half length. Gonzalo Gutierrez rode the derby winner while Stormy Smith was aboard Alotta Oh La La.
Norton closed out the 10-race program with her third win of the evening as Reigning Guns was victorious in a maiden dash.
Alotta Oh La La (pictured above), who earlier this season won the MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity, was the fastest qualifier for the Northlands Futurity. “She can flat-out run,” Norton said.
The filly broke to the lead alertly and coasted to victory covering 350 years in 17.732 seconds, returning $4.40. She is owned and was bred by Leon Glasser of Mandan, North Dakota. Charlies Politician finished second while Waymakerr was third.
“[Alotta Oh La La] has lots of class,” Norton said. “She loves her job on the track so next year we’ll probably look for some derbies for her. She wants distance so we will get her in some longer races.”
Jesst for Speed, owned by Bryton Dewald, paid $7.80 to win. Second in the derby was Relentless Courage and third was Relentless Legacy, both trained by Jason Olmstead. The favorite, Apolitical Sass, also trained by Olmstead was seventh.
Olmstead won the $20,000 Northlands Juvenile with Nunothat. Jorge Torres was aboard for owners Tom Maher and Paul Luedemann.
Total handle was $1,272,738.