Rollz Royce rolls on

March 29th, 2019
Rollz Royce, ridden by Beau Galyean. Ted Petit Photography.

Rollz Royce, ridden for Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss., scored 222 points, to top the second and last day of first go-round Open Classic competition at the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes, in Fort Worth. CR WRS Royal Tee, with 223 points on Thursday under Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch, won the go-round, while Cinca Im Hot, also shown by Lennox for Rocking P Ranch on Thursday, tied Rollz Royce with 222 points, the go-round’s second highest score.

One Sneaky Bluegrass, shown by Eric Magby for Browne Enterprises LLP, Wilburton, Okla., earned 221.5 points, Friday’s second-highest score, and the third-highest score of the go-round. The score was also the highest in Classic Open Limited competition, where eleven horses with 216 points or more qualified for the Classic Open Limited Finals, to be held on Thursday, April 4th.

Ninety-nine horses with scores of 215.5 points or more advanced to Saturday’s Classic Open second go-round.

Five year old Rollz Royce, by Dual Smart Rey, was 2018’s third-highest 4-year-old NCHA money earner with $173,604, and total earnings of $201,485 coming into the Super Stakes Classic. So far in 2019, Rollz Royce has claimed the 5/6 Open win at the Bonanza Cutting; the 5/6 reserve title at Arbuckle Mountain; and a finalist payout from the Ike Hamilton Classic.

Last year, Rollz Royce and Galyean won four major events and placed second in five others, including the Super Stakes, where they claimed the reserve championship. In addition, Beau Galyean has won the last two Super Stakes Classic championships. Last year, he set a Super Stakes Classic record with 231 points on Stevie Rey Von $418,947, owned by Fults Ranch, and in 2017, he scored 229 points for the win aboard NCHA Horse of the Year and World Champion Stallion Metallic Rebel LTE $411,837, bred by Fults Ranch and owned by Thomas Guinn.

Six-year-old One Sneaky Bluegrass $77,554, by Bluegrass Cat, was reserve champion of the 2018 Super Stakes Classic Open Limited and an Open finalist with Eric Magby. Together, Magby and the roan gelding have won four open limited championships and four reserve open limited championships, as well as the reserve championship of the West Texas 3-Year-Old Futurity.

The NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes continues on Saturday, March 30, with the second go-round of Open Classic competition.