Gaylon Wells and Jay Moss Cougar marked 223 for a four-point win in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the Augusta Futurity January 21.
Curry Diehl and Cats Lena scored a 219 for second place.
Jay Moss Cougar earned $9,104 for the win, owned by Shannon Lamb of Boerne, Texas. The 9-year-old gelding, bred by Bill and Catherine Lacy, is by High Brow Cougar out of Ariel Rey. The earner of $130,000 previously won a Mercuria finals at El Rancho Futurity, with Bill Lacy in the Non-Pro division in 2014.
Wells, a Zane Schulte Memorial Award recipient, finished third in the 2016 NCHA World Standings riding Rue Du Ichi.
|Mercuria NCHA World Series at Augusta Futurity Open|
|223.0||Jay Moss Cougar||Gaylon Wells||Shannon Lamb||$9,104|
|219.0||Cats Lena||Curry Diehl||Frank & Ora Diehl||$7,623|
|218.0||Deluxe Checks||Austin Shepard||Rhein & Amanda Standish||$6,142|
|215.0||Button Down Supercat||Wesley Galyean||SMF Cutting Horses||$4,662|
|212.0||Reyvelation||Lloyd Cox||Lloyd & Christina Cox||$3,181|
|195.0||Gini One Time||Austin Shepard||Gary & Gin Dellinger||$1,700|
|0.0||SDP Lil Ichi Maddie||Sam Shepard||Maben & Julie Thompson||$1,700|
|0.0||Tommie Canduit||Bubba Matlock||Missy Jean Rosenberg||$1,700|
|0.0||Reyzurbetsonthiscat||Craig Thompson||Barnwell Ramsey||$1,700|