Feiner leads field to finals

March 30th, 2016
Steven Feiner on Button Down Supercat led the go-rounds for the Non-Pro Super Stakes Classic. Hart Photography.

Steven Feiner on Button Down Supercat led the go-rounds for the Non-Pro Super Stakes Classic. Hart Photography.

Defending champion Steven Feiner of Aspen, Colorado, and Button Down Supercat, maintained his lead after the second round of Non-Pro competition in the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Classic in Fort Worth on Wednesday. He marked 215.5, which with his first-round score of 221, gave him a total of 436.5 points.

Twenty-six horses marked 430.5 or better to advance to next Wednesday’s finals.

Button Down Supercat, bred by Paul Dean’s Cross Timbers Cutting Horses, is a full sister to Lil Rattler, the mare Feiner rode to win the Super Stakes Classic in the last two years.

She is by Dual Rey, out of Highbrow Supercat, an NCHA Futurity champion and $892,000 producer. Trainer Wesley Galyean won the Open Bonanza Classic on the mare this spring, as well as a reserve championship at the Breeders Invitational and a third in the NCHA Derby last year.

Feiner has collected checks on the mare at the NCHA Futurity, Brazos Bash and Pacific Coast Derby.

Cody Hedlund and Meteles Cat, by Metallic Cat, put together back-to-back 218s to the second highest cumulative score of 436.

Three riders, including teenagers Madalyn Colgrove and Cade Shepard, advanced two horses to the finals.

Kyle Manion of Aubrey, Texas, who shared the first round lead on A Smooth Dually with Feiner, will head to the limelight with A Smooth Dually and Some Smooth Cat, both by Smooth As A Cat.

Madalyn Colgrove of Boligee, Alabama, advances with a 434.5 on One Catty Cupid (One Time Pepto) and a 430.5 on CD Stylish Girl (High Brow CD).

Cade Shepard of Summerdale, Alabama, advances with a pair of 432s on Twistful Thinking (One Time Pepto) and Some Kinda Highbrow (High Brow CD).