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Mowins victorious in Indiana Futurity at Indiana Grand

Mowins and Sammy Bermudez were favored from the start of the 22nd running of the $100,000 Indiana Futurity for good reason. The duo came into the race off a win in the $100,000 Circle City Stakes and looked just as impressive in the Indiana Futurity.

Starting from post five, Mowins (photo) got away in mid pack as Oro Azteca and Emmanuel Esquivel set the pace of the one mile, 70-yard race. Around the final turn, Bermudez began moving up with Mowins and at the head of the lane, had a big jump on the field.

Moving to the center of the track over the sloppy track surface, Mowins ploughed through the rain and mud to win by more than six lengths at the wire Wednesday at Indiana Grand.

Blue Kalon and Orlando Mejica closed well on the outside for second over Scotty’s on Edge and Marcelino Pedroza Jr. for third.

Mowins is now three for five in his young career. The freshman son of Mohaymen has not finished worse than second in his career and now has a bankroll of more than $160,000. Mike and Penny Lauer bred the colt, which is now owned by Penny and Tim Clary’s Clary Thoroughbreds. Mike Lauer trains.

The stakes race was one of four on the afternoon card at Indiana Grand, featuring a $75,000 guaranteed pool in the All Stakes Pick 4. Rain dampened the day off and on but didn’t deter Mowins from scoring another impressive stakes victory, even though the trophy presentation was not held in the downpour.

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