$38,400 Az Breeders’ Futurity, Fillies
Leading rider Francisco Arrieta scooted Rents Over Due ($9.20) to the lead and was able to withstand the closing rush of 1-2 favorite Let Me Fly to win by 2 lengths with Shady Lane third in the field of seven 2-year-old fillies.
Trained by Dan McFarlane for Sawyer Cattle Company, Rents Over Due raced the 6 furlongs in 1:12.00 for her second win in five efforts for earnings of $39,951.
$25,000 Cactus Flower Stakes
Chad Lindsay and Sierrita ($10.00) took the overland route to post a 2 ¼ length victory over McKenzie Honey with Dreamy Gal third in the field of six 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares.
Trainer David Van Winkle got his first victory of the meet for owners Seven Arm Stable as the 5-year-old Sierrita covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.77. Sierrita now has earnings of $156,022 from 10 wins in 31 outings.
$39,072 Az Breeders’ Futurity, Colts & Geldings
Triple AAA Ranch took the top two spots with upset winner Keyson ($25.00), ridden by Denny Velazquez 2 ½ lengths clear of stablemate Call Waiting, both trained by Scott Rollins. The 8-5 favorite Loud N Proud suffered his first defeat in three outings finished third in the field of nine juveniles.
Keyson raced the 6 furlongs in 1:10.86 for his second win in six starts for $38,137 in earnings.
$25,000 Cactus Wren Stakes
The ultra-dependable Fortified Effort ($6.80) rallied late and well with Ry Eikleberry aboard to best Jilas Miracle by three-quarters of a length with Fortified Effort’s stablemate Yo Y Me third in the field of eight 3-year-olds and up.
Trained and owned in part by Kevin Eikleberry and fellow partners Lloyd Yother, William Matthews and Marvin Fleming, the 3-year-old Fortified Effort covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.20 for his eighth win in 16 starts for career earnings of $227,143.