Craig Thompson

Sanjo Play shut down the Brazos Bash Futurity on Tuesday with a 224-point performance. Ridden by Craig Thompson for Barnwell Ramsey, Huntersville, NC, the Playdox daughter came into the finals off of a 221-point first go-round win and a high cumulative score of 435 points.

RPL Ich This and Smooth N Glow tied for second with 217 points. The $17,000 payout moved RPL Ich This, ridden by Phil Rapp for Bobbie Atkinson, to the head of the class of 2010 NCHA 3-year-old money earners with $35,341. The Cat Ichi daughter also won the Music City Futurity earlier this month.

WR Bano, bred, owned and ridden by Todd Bimat, is the number-two-ranked NCHA 3-year-old with $33,301. The gelded son of WR This Cats Smart did not compete in the Brazos Bash, but won the El Ranch Open Futurity and that event’s open gelding division, as well as the Fort Klamath Ranch Festival Open Gelding class, and placed third in the Fort Klamath Open Futurity.

Sanjo Play, who also placed sixth in the West Texas Futurity, has NCHA earnings of $29,063. Bred by Glade Knight, owner of Slate River Ranch in Weatherford, TX, she is out of the San Jo Lena daughter Sanjo Marla, a full sister to Sanjo Starlight, $90,682, and Joes Midnight Son, $81,946.

Craig Thompson is the leading open money earner of the 2010 Brazos Bash with $46,318. In addition to the Futurity win, he tied for second in the Classic aboard Justa Little Mate, where he was also a finalist on Aristoblue; he was also a finalist in the Futurity riding Genuine Little Scoot, a go-round leader with 434 cumulative points.

For full results and pedigrees, click here.

Cherry Chex Dually rules in Brazos Bash Classic
Cherry Chex Dually and Eddie Flynn scored 222 points to top a stellar field of Brazos Bash Classic finalists. Peptos Stylish Miss with John Mitchell, and Justa Smart Mate under Craig Thompson, tied for second with 219 points.

“We’re going to breed her and bring her into our broodmare band,” said Cherry Chex Dually’s owner Jon Winkelried, who won the NCHA Summer Spectacular 5/6 Amateur in July on the 6-year-old Hes A Peptospoonful daughter.

Cherry Chex Dually’s $20,000 Brazos Bash payout raised her career total to $218,963. Winkelried will also show her in the Brazos Bash Classic Amateur division later this week.

For full results and pedigrees, click here.