06/29/2012 3:13PM

Arapahoe Park: Front Range's seven furlongs a challenge for speedy Streakin' Mohican


Streakin’ Mohican made a splash in his Arapahoe Park debut last month, when he won a sprint stakes with a Beyer Speed Figure of 100. It was the horse’s first start for Robert Rosette and trainer Bill Brashears after being claimed in Southern California, and Streakin’ Mohican will be out to build on the success Sunday in the $40,000 Front Range at Arapahoe.

“We were pretty excited the day we got him, and just hope the magic keeps happening,” said Brashears.

Rosette claimed Streakin’ Mohican in April out of a turf sprint win at Betfair Hollywood Park in which he covered six furlongs in a blazing 1:07.20. The horse made his next start in Colorado, and sailed to a front-running, four-length win in the $40,000 Arapahoe Sprint on June 3. It was the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Streakin’ Mohican, who covered six furlongs in 1:08.40 to earn his first triple-digit Beyer. He will be moving to seven furlongs for the Front Range.

“Hopefully he runs like he did the first time for us,” said Brashears. “He’s just a super nice horse. Hopefully, he’ll get the seven furlongs. I know that they’re going to have to catch him. We’ll find out on Sunday.”

Brashears said it was the amount of speed that Streakin’ Mohican possessed that made him an attractive claim when Rosette first mentioned the horse this spring. Streakin’ Mohican also had back class, and seemed like an individual whose running style would be a good fit at Arapahoe, said Brashears.

Travis Wales has the mount on Streakin’ Mohican, who faces seven, including recent stakes winner Wally Van.