Arlington International Racecourse will begin to wind down its five-month summer meet with a pair of 2-year-old stakes races on its Saturday card including the Arlington Washington Futurit. The Futurity will be run at seven furlongs on the synthetic main track.
Larry Rivelli, the meets leading trainer with 66 wins thus far, will saddle Vincent William who exits a third place finish in an allowance race at Colonial Downs going five-and-one half furlongs over a firm turf course. Prior to his third place finish, the son of Iqbaal won impressively on debut drawing away by 4 ¾ lengths with a final time of 51.4 seconds for the four-and-one half furlong journey.
Owned by Patricia’s Hope Llc, Vincent William will be looking for the first career stakes win in his young career.
Vincent William will break from post 2 on Saturday, and is listed as the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, and will be ridden by E.T Baird.
Shipping in from Saratoga, Peruvian Boy will look to return to the winners circle for a second time in his three-race career. Owned by Recoveco Llc and trained by Ignacio Correas, Peruvian Boy was last seen finishing fourth in the Grade II Saratoga Special in August at Saratoga Racecourse.
“He came out of the Saratoga race in good shape,” said trainer Ignacio Correas. “We just had to keep him happy. We worked him once and he worked a little fast but within in himself. I think this is the right spot for him.”
“He ‘s not a very aggressive horse but he’s quietly fast,” Correas added. “When he works it seems like he’s not going quick because he’s so calm and relaxed, but he’s fast and can accelerate pretty quickly.”
Peruvian Boy will be aiming for his first stakes win on Saturday in his first try at the seven furlong distance,
“I think this horse has a lot of talent,” said Correas. “We’re going to use this race to develop him. I’m looking forward to seeing how he does Saturday and going from there. Whatever it takes to get him to develop into a better horse, we’re going to go with that.”
Peruvian Boy is a 2-year-old son of Tapiture. He will break from post 6 on Saturday and will be ridden by meet leading rider Jose Valdivia Jr. Peruvian Boy is listed as the 2-1 morning line favorite.
Rounding out the field will be Woopigsooie (post 1, Carlos Marquez Jr.), Breckenridge (post 3, Mitchell Murill), Flap Jack (post 4, Sophie Doyle), Fast Dreamer (post 5, Jermaine Bridgmohan), Lykan (post 7, Julio Felix), January Won (post 8, Chris Emigh), and Snake Bite (post 9, Mario Pino).
The Arlington -Washington Futurity will be run as Race 8 of the Saturday nine race card with expected post time of 5:11 PM CDT.