Marfilmio Qualifies For Gopher State Derby
© Don Shugart
Ivory James sired Marfilmio the second fastest qualifier to the 2018 $34,150 Gopher State Derby at Canterbury Park.

SHAKOPEE, MN—MAY 26, 2018—The first trials of the 2018 Canterbury Park meet were held on Saturday for the $34,150 Gopher State Derby. The 10 fastest qualifiers from three trial races will return on Saturday, June 9th to contest the 400 yard final.

The second fastest qualifier, Marfilmio, came out of the third and final trial. Marfilmio ($5.00) and jockey Ismael Suarez Ricardo defeated Cr Lota Girl and Jorge Torres by a neck in 20.220.

Marfilmio, owned by David and Debra Harsche, is trained by Vic Hanson. The 3-year-old colt was bred in Texas by Bobby Cox, by IVORY JAMES and out of Sinuous, by Mr Jess Perry.

In 2017, Marfilmio also qualified for and ran second in the $52,600 NCQHRA Futurity at Canterbury Park.

Per AQHA rule 305.10, trial times for the Gopher State Derby were determined using video replay.

For a complete list of Gopher State Derby qualifiers with their individual times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.