Kyle Manion
Kyle Manion.

Kyle Manion put together back-to-back scores of 220.5 and 217.5 on A Smooth Satin Doll to lead the second round of NCHA Derby Non-Pro competition Wednesday at the NCHA Summer Spectacular, presented by Great American Insurance.

Forty-seven horses marked 428 or better to advance to Thursday’s semi-finals.

Bred by Karen Freeman and owned by Kyle’s dad, Tommy Manion, A Smooth Satin Doll is a mare by Smooth As A Cat out of $1.6 million producer Autumn Boon.

Tarin Rice showed the mare to the Open finals at the Abilene Spectacular in January, but so far A Smooth Satin Doll has earned only a little more than $4,200.

Manion is a two-time NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro champion on Smooth As A Cat offspring; A Smooth Criminal (2011) and Holly Is Smooth (2012).

Mary Ann Rapp and Miss Kitty Reycine had the second highest cumulative score, a 437 (218/219) heading into the semi-finals. Miss Kitty Reycine is by Smooth As A Cat out of Miss Reycine and is a three-quarter sister to Reyzin, Rapp’s 2013 Non-Pro Horse of the Year.