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Cantchaco claims TMB Inaugural at GP Downs

GRANTS PASS — The first day of the first fall meet in the history of Grants Pass Downs belonged to Cantchaco, who beat seven other thoroughbreds to win the 5 1/2-furlong TMB Inaugural.

The Inaugural was the featured event on a day that included seven races. Cantchaco, which has won 43 races in 83 starts, is owned and trained by Jackie Smith. The horse upped his career earnings to $178,000.

The trials for the Far West Futurity were also held at Grants Pass Downs on Sunday, with Maximo II finishing with the top qualifying time. Maximo won the futurity in 17.718 seconds to pace an eight-horse field that will compete in the $20,000 Far West Futurity on Oct. 13, also at Grants Pass Downs.

Sequoyah Sunset, owned by TMB Racing president Travis Boersma, won the fourth race of the day ridden by Jose Guerrero. Guerrero also rode Chiefs Lil Pearl to victory in the sixth race of the day.

The day’s attendance at the track was 1,750, with a total handle of $59,686, $23,105 of which was on track.

Racing continues today with eight more races, with the post time for the first race set for 1 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday’s Results

FIRST RACE

Maiden 3-up, 350y. 1, Cartel Rocks (J. Figueroa), 18.050; 2, Day Dreamer (D. Martin), 18.061; 3, Chicks Fast Freeda (E. Guerrero), 18.467; 4, Naomis Runaway Booty (R. Burney), 18.703; 5, Sheza Flying Check (O. Cervantes), 18.805; 6, Furrtreeous Devil (H. Martinez), 18.931; 7, Fly Miss (J. Lopez), 19.007; 8, Ambers Dixielandbash (T. Smith), 19.188. EX — 5-1 $32.80; Q — 1-5 $8.60; TRI — 5-1-4 $43.10. Time — 1:02.

SECOND RACE

Trials, open 2yo, 350y. 1, One Flyin Foose (J. Lopez), 17.746; 2, Cm Smokin Ocean (R. Burney), 18.469; 3, Gc Lucky Cartel Dude (J. Evans), 19.023; 4, Elfakir (B. Boulanger), 21.513. DD — 5-1 ($6.80); EX — 1-2 ($1.80); Q — 1-2 ($2.80); TRI — 1-2-3 ($3.50). Time — 1:30.

THIRD RACE

Trials, open 2yo, 350y. 1, Maximo II (J. Torres), 17.718; 2, Cartel Bob (J. Figueroa), 17.943; 3, Running Springs (J. Samuels), 17.965; 4, Fooses Flyer (K. Guglielmino), 17.990; Royal Pay Bac (R. Burney), 18.144; 5, Gc Spice Bar Gamer (J. Evans), 19.785. EX — 2-1 ($8.00); Q — 1-2 ($2.80); CS — 2-1-5-4 ($109.35); TRI — 2-1-5 ($20.90). Time — 1:58.

FOURTH RACE

Clm NW2, open 3-up, 5F. 1, Sequoyah Sunset (J. Guerrero); 2, Sonic Boy (J. Samuels); 3, Mister G.Q. (R. Burney); 4, Crown Me Pepper (J. Lopez); 5, Meetmeathebar (B. Boulanger); 6, Meggy’s Amazing (K. Guglielmino); 7, Nebraska Chrome (C. Fackler); 8, Forty Seven Blue (D. Martin). EX — 8-3 ($7.00); Q — 3-8 ($18.20); TRI — 8-3-1 ($39.80). Time — 2:27.

FIFTH RACE

Allow NW2, Open 3yo-up, 350y. 1, Kr Red Hawk (J. Figueroa), 17.978; 2, Farmboy Payday (J. Samuels), 18.028; 3, L Bar D top Prospect (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 18.153; 4, Mayitas First (J. Lopez), 18.200; 5, Preachinforcash (J. Guerrero), 18.256; 5, Juan Funnybunny (H. Martinez), 18.590; 6, La Michelle (B. Boulanger), 20.025); 7, Three Dashin Bye (R. Burney), 21.419. EX — 2-8 ($25.60; Q — 2-8 ($19.60); TRI — 2-8-7 ($36.20). Time 2:56.

SIXTH RACE

NW1 Y, F&M 3y-up, 5F. 1, Chiefs Lil Pear (J. Guerrero); 2, Pure Brightness (J. Samuels); 3, Clem Juice (B. Boulanger); 4, Triple Trouble (C. Fackler); 5, Charlie My Love (T. Smith); 6, Katsthoughts (K. Guglielmino); 7, Midnight Weave (J. Scriver). EX — 2-3 ($9.20); Q — 2-3 ($7.60); CS — 2-3-1-5 ($41.90); TRI — 2-3-1 ($25.80). Time — 3:31.

SEVENTH RACE

TMB Ina Thor S, Open 3y-up, 5 1/2 F. 1, Cantchaco (J. Samuels); 2, Mr. Takahashi (R. Burney); 3, Canada (J. Guerrero); 4, Emily’s Gold (B. Boulanger); 5, General Mach Four (K. Guglielmino); 6, Cash Driven (J. Figueroa); 7, Megatron Ruler (D. Martin); 8, Fly High Gary (J. Lopez). EX — 4-7 ($43.80); Q — 4-7 ($61.00); TRI — 4-7-6 ($156.30). Time 4:00.

Sunday marked the first fall day of the first fall meet in Grants Pass Downs history.