Lil Ms Money Bags Takes Mile High Futurity ToThe Bank
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Lil Ms Money Bags (#1), under jockey Vince Guerra, races up the rail to win the Grade 3 Mile High Futurity Sunday afternoon at Arapahoe Park.

AURORA, CO—AUGUST 18, 2013—Second fastest qualifier Lil Ms Money Bags broke on top and flew up the inside rail to win the Grade 3 Mile High Futurity Sunday at Arapahoe Park. Simply Tapalpa finished a neck off the winner while getting the nod over A Sonic Zoom for second.

Ridden by Vince Guerra Lil Ms Money Bags completed the 400 yard task in :19.676 seconds, a 97 speed index. She picked up the $46,647 winner's take of the $109,110 purse.

John Hammes conditions the homebred daughter of leading sire PYC PAINT YOUR WAGON for Lisa Beauprez, Thomas Bradbury and Thomas Bradbury, Jr.

A Colorado-bred filly from the Streakin La Jolla mare Bits Of Bliss, Lil Ms Money Bags is 2-2-0 from eight starts and has earned $56,362. She kicked off her career at Remington Park in March before moving to Arapahoe where she was also a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Futurity last month.

Still a maiden after four attempts, Simply Tapalpa earned his black-type Sunday afternoon and picked up $21,822 for owner Juan Escobedo. Jaciel Soto rode the gelding for trainer Gerardo Herrera. Joaquin Vega bred the 2-year-old in Mexico.

A Sonic Zoom earned $13,093 for his third place effort under jockey Brian Theriot. Howie Chavers, Jr. trains the colt for owner/breeder Jean Chavers. It was the first stakes appearance in four starts for the Colorado-bred.

Zoom Macho Shroom, Our Dashing Lorenita, Ikanshazom, Bf Storm Chaser and Hardhitting Sawyer completed the field. Fastest qualifier Midori N Smoke was scratched.