Bama Jelly, ridden by Austin Shepard. Hart Photography.
Monday, November 19
Bama Jelly, ridden by Austin Shepard for owner and breeder Madalyn Colgrove, scored 220.5 points to top the field on Monday, as the first go-round of Open competition concluded at the 2018 North Texas Chevy Dealers NCHA Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance. Horses with scores of 213.5 points and above advanced to the second go-round which begins on Tuesday, November 20.
Monday’s second-highest score of 219 was posted by One Time Legend, shown by Ty Brown for Larry Hall Cutting Horses. Would You If and Jon Burgess, riding for Crown Ranch, posted 218.5 points, the day’s third-highest score.
Bama Jelly is by Bamacat out of Wood She Be Neat, by Nitas Wood. The sorrel stallion is the first performer out of Wood She Be Neat ($27,600), who carried Colgrove as Amateur Unlimited reserve champion of the 2014 Cotton Stakes, as well as in the finals of six other limited age events, including the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro.
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See Highlights from Austin's run below: