The Protect The Harvest Derby and Whizkey N Diamonds 4-Year-Old Stakes Open at the High Roller Reining Classic saw plenty of combinations over the 220 mark, but only one soared past 230.
Hot off his win in the Futurity Level 4 Open just a few days back, Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani piloted Platinum Vintage (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss x Hollywood Jac 86) to a smoking 233.5 in the Derby, and no other pair came close to their high marks.
Fappani and the stallion added $15,100 to their Equi-Stat records for the win.
“He is just unbelievable, and really solid all around,” Fappani said, noting that this was a perfect way to end the 6-year-old’s Derby career.
Shawn Flarida guided Shine N Spook (Smart Spook x Ebony Shines x Shining Spark) to a 229 and earned Reserve Champion honors and $9,191.
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