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Myles Brown Wraps Up Limited Open Futurity Title on Miss Scarlets Cat
Something a lot like real good - that's how Myles Brown described winning his second championship at the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. Riding Miss Scarlets Cat, Brown marked a 645.5 to win the Limited Open and $15,514. This win came just two days after the duo won the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Level 1 Limited Open and $8,520 with a composite score of 651.
"It was fun," Brown said. "I was real happy with my horse. She was real good."
The pair started their finals in top form by marking the high score in the herd with a 218.
"I tried to do my job of cutting the cattle clean and in the middle of the pen. She read that cow so good and I thought I did a better job of staying relaxed, leaving my hand on her neck for the most part, and just letting her read that cow," said Brown who was helped by Boyd Rice, Robbie Boyce, Todd Crawford and Ty Brown. "They're the best help, bar none."
Brown marked a 207 in the reining but blames himself for mistakes that lowered his score.
"The mare was good. I wasn't quite on point. She ran and stopped and drug her rear end."
In the cow work, the pair shone with a 220.5.
"We were ready to go get them. I know this mare and she can be huge-she can run, she can stop and she can turn. She's quick-footed and she's got a lot of wind, she can run for a long time for a little horse. The first turn was okay, we went and open-fielded that cow for the left turn and she was tight and then we got a right turn open field and she was good and then when we circled, she was unbelievable," Brown said. "Down the fence, this mare never hardly misses. She's on point 100% every time and that's why we love her."
Brown and Miss Scarlets Cat also placed 8th in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Intermediate to earn $5,500.
A score of 641 resulted in a tie for the reserve championship which paid $11,247 to each horse. They were Metallic Chrome Cat (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona) owned by Kirk Johnston and ridden by Clay Volmer and, Unos Blue Lightening (Uno What Time It Is x Miss Vibrant Chex x Nu Chex To Cash) owned by Julie Gibbons and ridden by Dustin Mills.