12/02/2012 11:52AM

Charles Town: Lopez, Casey, and Taylor Mountain combine to sweep West Virginia Futurity


Jockey Antonio Lopez, trainer James W. Casey, and owner Taylor Mountain Farm swept both divisions of Saturday night’s West Virginia Futurity at Charles Town, winning with 3-2 second choice Cinderella’spalace in the colts and geldings division and 9-1 outsider Queen’o’daball in the fillies division.

Both races for West Virginia-bred 2-year-olds were worth $62,862 and were contested at seven furlongs.

Cinderealla’spalace ($5) rallied from sixth to prevail by a one length over 16-1 longshot Roy’s Song. He was able to complete his winning move despite Lopez dropping his whip in midstretch.

Third in his first start against winners in the Nov. 10 Tri-State Futurity, Cinderella’spalace covered the distance in 1:28.26 for his second win in 4 lifetime starts.

Two races later, Queen’o’daball ($20.20) led a parade of longshots across the wire when she surged from sixth to cruise to a 5 3/4-length score. She ran nearly a second faster than the males, completing seven furlongs in 1:27.56.

Landon Did It, second at 14-1, and 40-1 shot Golden Style completed a trifecta that paid  $3,103.40 for $2.

The first two choices in the betting, 6-5 favorite Flirting Song and 7-5 Dixieland Silk, finished sixth and seventh.