Rollz Royce rolls out sixth championship win

April 6th, 2019

Rollz Royce, ridden by Beau Galyean. Ted Petit Photography.

Rollz Royce, reserve champion of last year’s NCHA Super Stakes, scored 228 points on Saturday, to win the 2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open Classic and collect his sixth major championship. Bred by Royce Stalcup, and owned by Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss., the 5-year-old Dual Smart Rey son is shown by NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Beau Galyean, who collected a record third consecutive NCHA Super Stakes Classic championship buckle with the win.

Galyean, the NCHA earner of $3,855,766, now holds a Super Stakes Classic record with the event’s first, second, and third highest scores. He set a new record last year with 231 points aboard Stevie Rey Von, owned by Fults Ranch, by breaking the previous record of 229 points, which he had set in 2017 with Metallic Rebel, also owned by Thomas Guinn.

Second Spot, ridden by Lloyd Cox. Ted Petit Photography.

Before Rollz Royce worked, as the first horse in the second set of the Classic Finals, Second Spot LTE $352,103 had set the bar in the first set with 225 points under Lloyd Cox. In the end, 6-year-old Second Spot, the 2016 NCHA Futurity Open champion sired by Spots Hot and owned by his breeders, Gary and Shannon Barker, Madill, Okla., had prevailed as 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic reserve champion.

Cinca Im Hot LTE $192,409, shown by Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex, scored 220.5 points to place third in the Classic Finals. Bred by Paul Dean and sired by Spots Hot, who is owned by Rocking P Ranch, Cinca Im Hot won the Breeders Invitational Open at four and has been 5/6-year-old reserve champion in three major events so far in 2019, including the Cattlemen’s Cutting, the Bonanza, and the Ike Hamilton Futurity.

NCHA Hall of Fame rider Jesse Lennox, the earner of $1,461,241, also showed CR WRS Royal Tee for Rocking P Ranch to split sixth and seventh places with Sundance Jessie, shown for Slate River Ranch by John Mitchell; Little Red Corvette, owned by Rocking P Ranch, to split eighth through tenth with CR Tuff Mudder with Russ Westfall for George and Charlene Lane, and Metallic Smart Cat, owned by Cynthia Villa and shown by Matt Miller.

Rollz Royce, Cinca Im Hot, and CR WRS Royal Tee had tied with 441.5 points, the high qualifying score for the Classic Finals. CR WRS Royal Tee LTE $114,020, by WR This Cats Smart, posted 223 points, the high score in the first go-round, where Rollz Royce and Cinca Im Hot tied with 222 points.