CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Cajun King turned the tables on fastest qualifier Liarliar Hocksonfire to win the Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Futurity Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs.
In the September 22nd trials, Liarlair Hocksonfire defeated Cajun King by a neck as the pair posted the top to qualifying times. Today Cajun King, under jockey Jimmy Brooks, got the break on his rival then held on to win the $189,136 final by a neck.
Saddled by longtime trainer Eddie D. Willis, Cajun King completed the 350 yards in :17.594 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index into a 7 mph crosswind. It was the second win eight starts for the son of champion sire The Louisiana Cartel and the $76,154 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to $106,251.
The Oklahoma homebred, from the Scrutinizer mare Easydoesitcindy, races for owner-breeder Able Flores. He was also a finalist in the Black Gold 350 Championship Futurity and the Heritage Place Juvenile Stakes earlier this season.
Liarliar Hocksonfire picked up his second black-type placing of the season, for owners Jose Guzman and Rio Sosa. Josue Ponce trains the son of first-crop sire Kiss My Hocks, from the champion mare Blazin Fire by This Snow Is Royal, who was also second in the FL Lady Bug Stakes at Remington Park. Blazin Farms LLC and Conda Maze bred the earner of $95,391.
Dunn Ranch's Relentless Episode finished a neck back in the blanket-finish to earn $22,996 for third. Charles Duke Shults trains the filly by leading first-crop sire Hes Relentless out of A Corona Episode by Corona Cartel. Champion jockey Rick Ramirez had the riding call aboard the Terry and Irene Stennett Oklahoma-bred.
Ritas Back On Track, Katchi Dat, Ivory Turbo, Eye An A Fancy Pyc, Valiant Memorie (DH-8), Cartel Apollo (DH-8), and Oil Company Burn completed the field.