Roger Wagner on Stylish Martini.
Stylish Martini and Roger Wagner scored 226 points last night to claim the Classic Challenge Open championship.

Cat Mom Do and Matt Gaines took reserve with 224 points; CR Sun Reys and Boyd Rice were third with 220 points.

“She’s so quick from one side of the cow to the other, you can go stop a cow, get fairly flat, and know she’s capable to get back through to the other side,” said Wagner of Stylish Martini. “That’s what I love about her.”

It was the third win and second consecutive one for the pair in Will Rogers Coliseum, and puts Stylish Martini on track as a leading contender for NCHA Horse of the Year.

In April, six-year-old Stylish Martini and Wagner won the NCHA Super Stakes Classic for new owner Dottie Hill, who purchased the Docs Stylish Oak daughter for $700,000 from her breeder, Marvine Ranch, during their reduction sale on October 20, 2012.

Stylish Martini’s first win came under Wagner as 2011 NCHA Derby champion; unofficially her NCHA earnings exceed $362,000.

“I didn’t worry about what Roger had, I just tried to have the best run that I could and I think I did that,” said Matt Gaines, who shows Cat Mom Do for Reata Cutting Horses.

“If I had been able to cut my third cow clean, I might have been able to put some pressure on (the judges) so that they might have thought about putting me in the lead. But it is what it is and Roger had a great run.”

Six-year-old Cat Mom Do, by High Brow Cat, was originally trained and shown by Matt Budge. Last year, Reata owners Stephanie and Chuck Roven showed her  as a finalist in non-pro and amateur limited age competition. Stephanie won the West Texas Non-Pro Classic and Chuck, Hollywood producer of Man of Steel, among other popular films, placed in the PCCHA Amateur Classic.

Gaines took up Cat Mom Do’s reins in December 2012 and won the Tunica Open Classic; placed fourth in the Cattlemen’s Classic; and was a finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic.