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Ima Smart Catt and Brad Lund Claim $30,000 CINCH Intermediate Open Championship
LaCygne, Kansas, horseman Brad Lund, riding Ima Smart Catt (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Patrona x Shining Spark) for owner Cudd Quarter Horses of Woodward, Oklahoma, won the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity CINCH Intermediate Open Championship on Thursday, October 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lund and the mare, who he described as a gritty athlete with a strong work ethic, scored a total 652 (216 herd/220.5 rein/215.5 fence) to claim the top prize by a half point over the Reserve Champion, Bet He Sparks, owned by K & L Phillips LLC and shown by Clayton Edsall, Oakdale, California. Since 2010, NRCHA Corporate Partner CINCH has made it possible for the Intermediate Open Champion to take home $30,000.