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El Moro De Paradise Stakes
Turf Paradise Phoenix, Arizona
November 9, 2014
300 Yards :15.21
Ricardo Biebrich Cordova, Owner
Armando Castellanos, Trainer
Emilio Tapia, Jockey
Fal Vegas (2nd)
Surf Dog (3rd)
$4.40 $3.00 $2.60
Order of Finish - 9, 4, 6, 10
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The talent will be 3-year-old colts, geldings and fillies, the surface will be grass and the stakes will be high as the $35,000 Jeff and Jack Coady, Sr., and the $35,000 Chandler Stakes are featured this Saturday at Turf Paradise.
The Coady stakes will have six entrants, colts and geldings and the Chandler nine fillies. Both races will be contested at one mile on the turf course.
The Coady stakes may be small in number but high in talent, starting with leading trainer Robertino Diodoro’s double starters of Edison and Twelve Tribes.
The 2-year-old picture got scrambled Sunday at Turf Paradise as longshots, including a first-time starter, won split divisions of the ATBA Fall Sales Stakes.
First-timer Flying Fiona at 30-1, with Dennis Collins up, came from off the pace to win the $53,555 fillies’ division. Worthy Grapes held second and another longshot, Libby, finished third in the field of 11 juveniles.
Owned and trained by Kim Oliver, Flying Fiona ($65.20), a daughter of Quasimodo, covered the 6-furlongs in 1:12.33.
If that wasn’t enough shock, one race later, 45-1 shot Best Asset, who was winning his first race, also rallied from far back, to overtake 1-2 favorite Highway Boss in deep stretch. Naomi’s Gift finished third in the field of 11 to win the $56.543 colts and geldings division. Ridden by Ronald Richard for trainer Dan McFarlane and owner Peggy Hopwood, Best Asset ($101.40), a son of Never Shamed, covered the 6-fulongs in 1:10.92.
Both Flying Fiona and Best Asset are California breds.