08/12/2010 3:49PM

From the Ashes looks strong in Amadevil


The uncoupled entry of Reach One More and From the Ashes, both trained by Chuck Turco, are the headliners in a field of five older Nebraska-breds set to go six furlongs in the $15,000 Amadevil Stakes at Columbus.

Reach One More has won three straight stakes in Nebraska this year but is unlikely to run in this spot. He was a late entry to fill the race, which under the horsemen’s contract must be used with five entries. His stablemate From the Ashes should take up the slack, although he comes into this race off an eighth in the Omaha Stakes at Horsemen’s Park.

From the Ashes turns back off a trio of route attempts, including a win in the HBPA Stakes at Lincoln on July 10. He has won three races this year and kept Reach One More on his toes in the Big Red Mile at Lincoln, before yielding late to finish second. Luis Ranilla will be aboard.

Justabit Shawklit, trained by Kelli Martinez, was a strong second to Reach One More in the Who Doctor Who Handicap at Horsemen’s Park on July 24. He also should vie for the role of favorite should Reach One More not start. Justabit Shawklit has a start over the track this meet, finishing second at the $10,000 claiming level on Aug. 7. Justabit Shawklit is still seeking his first win of the year and will have Armando Martinez aboard.