08/18/2013 7:32PM

Arapahoe Park: Cloud Harbor wins Gold Rush Futurity at 20-1

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Cloud Harbor and jockey Enrique Gomez win the Gold Rush Futurity by a length Sunday.

Cloud Harbor pulled a 20-1 upset in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park on Sunday, when he tracked and pounced for a one-length win over Ima Happy Strike. It was another 6 3/4 lengths back to Da Belldozer in third.

Cloud Harbor ($43.80) invaded from New Mexico for the Gold Rush, a six-furlong race that closed out the meet at Arapahoe. He had won a maiden special weight race at Ruidoso Downs by five lengths in his only other start. Cloud Harbor was an odds-on favorite in that July 27 race.

In the Gold Rush, he was content to sit in fourth behind favorite and Colorado-bred stakes winner Fast But Furious, who took the field through an opening quarter in 21.68 seconds and a half-mile in 44.87. Cloud Harbor then battled with new leader Ima Happy Strike in the stretch before finishing in 1:10.90 on a fast track.

Enrique Gomez rode the winner for the partnership of George Coleman, Jimmy Sanders, and Solitaire Stable. The horse is trained by Henry Dominguez.

Cloud Harbor is a son of Rockport Harbor and was bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. John Toffan.