$50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes-Nominations

Riser ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.26 in the Coca-Cola Stakes


AUBURN, Wash. (June 26, 2017) – Chappell Alpine Farms’ Riser heads a strong group of 11 sophomore colts and geldings nominated to Sunday’s $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes at one mile.

The 40th renewal of the Seattle Slew marks the final steppingstone to the $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday, July 30.

Riser, 5 ¼-length winner of the 6-½ furlong Coca-Cola Stakes, and Sharkzilla, upset winner of the six-furlong Auburn Stakes, have each captured a leg of the 3-year-old series to date.

An Ohio-bred trained by Blaine Wright—currently No. 1 in wins and stakes wins—Riser has been dominant in two starts at the meet, earning an 86 Beyer for a 7-length allowance win at 5 ½ furlongs and an 80 Beyer for his powerful victory in the Coca-Cola. A gray Mizzen Mast colt, Riser smoked six furlongs in 1:10 Sunday in a tune-up for the Seattle Slew.

More Power to Him, Perfect Come Back and Ucanthankmelater have all been racing in California.

More Power to Him has never competed on dirt, but has three route victories for owner/breeder Brett Mason and trainer Faith Taylor. A California-bred by Slew’s Tiznow, More Power to Him has earned over $160,000 including seconds in both the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3) and $100,000 California Derby.

Perfect Come Back also has never raced on dirt, but has a pair of one-mile wins on synthetic and was fourth in the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes at one mile on turf.

$50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes, Sunday, July 2
3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings, 1 Mile
Horse. . . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . . Trainer
Aqua Frio (3-KY) Peter Redekop BC Ltd. Blaine Wright
Candy for Three (3-KY) D Tollett or R Wise Bill Tollett
Distortedatthebar (3-WA) Charles Essex Charles Essex
Marquee Marini (3-CAL) John Parker Candi Tollett
Monydontspenitself (3-KY) Where We At Kay Cooper
More Power to Him (3-CAL) Brett Mason Faith Taylor
Perfect Come Back (3-KY) Patrick LePley Tim McCanna
Rifle Gernade (3-WA) Estate of Don Munger Niccolo Troiani
Riser (3-OH) Chappell Alpine Farms LLC Blaine Wright
Sharkzilla (3-CAL) John Parker Candi Tollett
Ucanthankmelater (3-KY) Brett Brophy Jeff Metz