08/13/2007 11:00PM

Heartswideopen, Wild Six top All American trials


Ruidoso Futurity winner Heartswideopen and undefeated Rainbow Futurity winner Wild Six are among the 177 hopefuls in the 18 trials to the Grade 1, $2 million All American Futurity on Thursday at Ruidoso Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from the 440-yard trials will earn berths in the All American Futurity on Labor Day. First post Thursday is 10 a.m. Mountain.

With 10 $50,000 supplemental nominees in the trials, the $500,000 in supplemental payments will help boost the purse for the 2008 All American Derby to a possible $1 million. The All American Futurity is capped at $2 million, and funds over that amount are carried over to the following year's derby.

Trainer Carl Draper did not run Heartswideopen in the Rainbow Futurity trials after she won the Grade 1, $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity in stakes-record time, passing on the Rainbow Futurity so he could point the filly toward the All American Futurity trials. She prepared for the All American trials with a fast 11.98-second turn-and-work at 220 yards.

The brilliantly quick Heartswideopen scored her fourth win from five starts when she went to the lead in the 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity and won by 1 1/4 lengths in a stakes-record 17.08 seconds. Heartswideopen is in Thursday's seventh trial.

Wild Six is undefeated in five starts, with Grade 1 wins in the $500,000 Rainbow Futurity and the $266,000 West Texas Futurity. She missed the Ruidoso Futurity after flipping in the gate and being scratched before her Ruidoso Futurity trial.

Wild Six boosted her reputation in the Rainbow Futurity, winning by a neck. In the West Texas Futurity she made a late run to win by a half-length. She is in Thursday's ninth trial.

Among the 10 supplemental nominees are four from the Heath Taylor stable, including Firecracker Futurity winner Coronas Leaving You and two-time Grade 1 futurity winner Swingin Jess.

Coronas Leaving You ran the fastest 350 yards ever by a juvenile at Delta Downs, winning the Firecracker Futurity in 17.38 seconds.

Swingin Jess won the Manor Downs Futurity and the Retama Park Futurity in his current three-race win streak.

Jones strong in derby trials

Five-time defending national champion trainer Paul Jones sends out Rainbow Derby winner Separate Bet and All American Futurity winner No Secrets Here in the four trials to the Grade 1, $500,000 All American Derby on Friday at Ruidoso Downs.

Separate Bet has 3 wins from 3 starts this year, each by more than two lengths. He set the Ruidoso Downs 400-yard track record of 19.18 seconds in an allowance race that was his return from an eight-month layoff. After winning his Rainbow Derby trial, he won the Grade 1 derby by 2 3/4 lengths in an exceptional clocking of 20.97 seconds for the 440 yards.

Separate Bet runs in the first trial, which is stocked like a Grade 1 race with Valiant Hero and Dont Let Down also in it.

Valiant Hero capped his juvenile season with a win in the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity and was second to Separate Bet in the Rainbow Derby as the even-money favorite.

Dont Let Down won the Grade 1 Dash for Cash Futurity and was third in the All American Futurity. Separate Bet and Valiant Hero drew next to each other in post positions 6 and 7, respectively.

No Secrets Here, in the second trial, won last year's All American Futurity in a stakes-record 20.88 seconds for 440 yards.