Tarin Rice on CR Gotcha Covered. Hart Photography.
Tarin Rice on CR Gotcha Covered. Hart Photography.

Tarin Rice, winner of the 2014 NCHA Derby, and CR Gotcha Covered marked 222 Friday to lead the first day of Open Derby competition at the NCHA Summer Spectacular, presented by Great American Insurance.

CR Gotcha Covered was bred by Jerry and Kathy Erwin and is owned by Joel Colgrove of Boligee, Alabama. He is by Dualin Boon out of The Catattac, a daughter of 2005 NCHA World Champion Mare Sprats Dualin Jewel.

CR Gotcha Covered was a finalist in the NCHA Futurity, Abilene Spectacular and Cattlemen’s Derby for Center Ranch on his way to the Summer Spectacular. He has earned more than $54,000.

Acres In Autumn, an Autumn Acre gelding owned by Rose Valley Ranch and ridden by Michael Cooper, marked 221.5, the day’s second highest score.

Kenneth Platt and NCHA Super Stakes champion Moms Stylish Player had the third highest score for owner Robert Tregemba, at 221.

The first round of the Open Derby continues Saturday.