Tuesday morning, we found ourselves that much closer to knowing the field of finalists for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in Oklahoma City.
After the first day of Open semifinals on Monday at the State Fair Park, Drinkin Moonshine and Martin Larcombe hold the top spot of the Level 3 Open with a 435.5 composite. Drinkin Moonshine, by Shine Chic Shine and out of Wimpy Little Girl (x Wimpys Little Step), is owned by Lance Griffin.
Sitting second in the Level 3 and first in Levels 2 and 1 is Quik Draw McGraw and Josh Tishman with a 431.5. Quik Draw McGraw, owned by Jolan and Jody Puno, is by HF Mobster and out of Nestle Quik Chic (x Chocolate Chic Olena).
The Non-Pro leaders of the first section of the CINCH Non Pro Futurity preliminary round maintained their leads through the second section.
Leading the CINCH Non-Pro Futurity preliminaries with 218 is Snips Shining Gun, a mare, and Jessicah Keller lead through the preliminaries with a 218. Snips Shining Gun is by 2014 NRHA European Derby Open Champion Colonels Shining Gun and out of Snip O Gun (x One Gun). Their 218 topped not only Level 4, but Levels 3 and 2, as well.
Currently leading the Level 1 Non-Pro is Janine Ketterer and KR Smart Gal with a 216.5. KR Smart Gal is by Smart Spook and out of A Ruf Gal (x Lil Ruf Peppy).
Topping the Prime Time Non-Pro is Dr. Jim Morgan and his mare Guns R For Girls with a 215.5. Guns R For Girls is by Guns R For Shootin and out of Dun Its Déjà vu (x Hollywood Dun It).
In the Youth Non-Pro, also with a 215.5, Taylor Zimmerman and Its All About Ruf lead the first go. The stallion, owned by Vaughn Zimmerman, is by Not Ruf At All and out of Dun Pretty Nifty (x Hollywood Dun It).
The top 30 composite scores from the go-round and semifinals, including ties, advance to the finals.
The Level 4 Open semifinals are set for Wednesday at the Norick Arena.