FASTEST QUALIFIER EYE GO STREAKIN LOOKS TO STAY PERFECT IN FLORIDA ON SUNDAY IN FQHRA FUTURITY
Hialeah, FL / December 19, 2013 – The Florida-bred colt Eye Go Streakin (Flying Fisch Farm, Inc.), who started his racing career with two outings at Ajax Downs in Canada, will attempt to parlay his eye-catching December 1 trial heat win into a much more rewarding victory on Sunday December 22 at Hialeah Park.
The grey son of Streakin Six Cartel by Eye Go Kim (Mr Eye Opener) emerged from a pair of trials as the fastest qualifier and the leading contender in a field of 9 two-year-olds for Sunday’s $50,000 FQHRA Stallion Stakes Futurity. In his trial victory, Eye Go Streakin recorded a time of 17.575 seconds for 350 yards, almost one-fifth of a second better than second-fastest qualifier Spittin Jessie, the filly he beat by one length.
Trainer Stan Webb, who conditions Eye Go Streakin for owners MLP, “From The Inside,” Inc., reported that “it’s looking good for us at this point.” He added, “We knew he was fast, but we didn’t know how fast. He showed some speed in his first start (2nd, beaten a neck at 300 yards), but he didn’t do anything right in his second race (3rd, by ½ length at 330 yards). From the paddock to the track, and during the race, he didn’t act like he wanted to be there. But he’s been doing great in Florida and he’s ready to run again!”
Eye Go Streakin’s victory three weeks ago provided Webb and jockey Roger Buening, who won 18 races during a comeback season at Prairie Meadows this past summer, with their first victories at Hialeah Park. Webb will give Buening a leg up again in Sunday’s “money run.”
That left trainer Randy Weidner, conditioner of finalist Zoomininthewind, needing a new jockey for the finale, since Buening had the mount for the connections in a runner-up trial effort to #3 qualifier A Tac Bunny. Weidner wasted no time securing the services of veteran Shanley Jackson, who did not have a mount in the trials.
Weidner said Zoomininthewind, a daughter of Furyofthewind by Zoomin Henry (Shazoom) who remains a maiden after 5 starts, probably should have won her trial. “We had some trouble at the end of the race,” he said, “she drew the inside post, she was shying from the banners on the inside rail, and Roger (Buening) had to take a tight hold to keep her from lugging out and interfering with the outside runners.”
He added, “This field is stacked with talent! We’re happy to be in such good company and our filly has been training well. I wish the race was sooner.”
The field for the 2013 FQHRA Stallion Stakes Futurity, in post position order, is as follows: Ja Gols Playboy, Tmf Good Cartel, Streakin Gatorgirl, Jazzing Dreamer, Eye Go Streakin, Spittin Jessie, Anna Delovely, A Tac Bunny, and Zoomininthewind.