08/21/2011 7:57PM

Arapahoe Park: Chips All In handles dirt in Gold Rush Futurity

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Cashin the Wagon prevails by a neck over Zoomin Hearts in the $174,280 Mile High Futurity for Quarter Horses on closing day at Arapahoe Park.

Chips All In remained undefeated in three starts on Sunday, when he won his first race on dirt in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park. He shipped in from Southern California for the six-furlong feature that closed out the meet. Chips All In won by 1 1/2 lengths over Rio Cuchara. It was another head back in third to King of Swat.

Chips All In ($4) was content to sit in third in the early stages of the Gold Rush, as Tulsa Te darted through an opening quarter in 21.53 seconds. The pacesetter was later joined by King of Swat and the pair continued through a half-mile in 44.33. Chips All In then overtook the leaders and went on to cover the distance on a track rated fast in 1:10.84.

Aaron Gryder rode Chips All In for Danny Valdez and trainer Adam Kitchingman.

Chips All In came into the Gold Rush Futurity off a pair of synthetic track wins in California, a maiden score at Golden Gate Fields and a $40,000 starter allowance at Del Mar. He is a son of Epsom Derby winner North Light.

The Gold Rush was the meet’s richest race for Thoroughbreds.

* Cashin the Wagon ($11.20) was a neck winner of the Grade 2, $174,280 Mile High Futurity for Quarter Horses on Sunday. In the series counterpart, Unashamed ($10.20) scored by a head in the Grade 2, $106,640 Mile High Derby.

* T M Fred Texas ($2.20) was a 4 1/2-length winner of the $25,000 Classic for Arabians. Earlier this year, the horse won the UAE Cup at Churchill Downs