Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp won the 4-Year-Old Bonanza Open championship with a commanding 226-point performance for owner Waco Bend Ranch, Fort Worth, TX. It was the second major win for the High Brow Cat daughter, who scored 228 points to claim $30,160 and the Augusta Futurity championship in January.
Hoo Rey For Dreams, with Matt Gaines, and Asscher Cat, under Roger Wagner, tied for second and third with 221 points. Hoo Rey For Dreams’ previous top performance was as the seventh-place finalist in the Tunica Futurity. The Dual Rey daughter is owned by Gary and Shannon Barker, Madill, OK. Asscher Cat, a High Brow Cat son owned by Jim Vangilder, Jackson, MO, was an NCHA Futurity Open finalist under Wagner.
The judges were really seeing double in the 5/6-Year-Old Bonanza Open, where Stylish Bow and Cats Little Tank tied with the high score of 221.5 points. They were followed by Cat N A Hat and Cherry Chex Dually with 219 points each; Dont Hick up and Arc Catty Dual with 217.5; I Ben Thinking, Short Scootin, and Play Miss with 217; and Sportin Aristocrat, Playin Pistol, and Peptos Stylish Miss with 216 points.
This was the first major win for 5-year-old Stylish Little Bow, by Docs Stylish Oak, who had earned $160,000 prior to the Bonanza. She was ridden by Eddie Flynn for Alexa Stent.
Cats Little Tank, owned and bred by Jack and Susan Waggoner, also scored her first major win with the Bonanza. The 6-year-old daughter of High Brow Cat was ridden by Paul Hansma.
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