Rollz Royce: King of the Rode

Rollz Royce, ridden by Beau Galyean Rollz Royce, ridden by Beau Galyean Photos Courtesy by NCHA/Ted Petit Photography

No doubt about it. Rollz Royce, sired by Dual Smart Rey, owned the Metallic Cat NCHA Classic Challenge Open Finals, following a riveting 229-point run under Beau Galyean, for owner Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss. Duramax Dually, shown by Wesley Galyean for the Glover/Galyean Partnership, Claremore, Okla., was reserve champion with 222.5 points, and Hott Heels, under Lloyd Cox for Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., placed third with 222 points.

Five-year-old Rollz Royce LTE $243,336 came into the Classic Challenge following a 228-point win with Galyean in the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic. It was his seventh major limited age event win and a personal record. Third Cutting, shown by Boyd Rice in 2010, holds the NCHA Classic Challenge record, with 230 points; Rollz Royce is the fifth horse in the history of the event to score 229 points. Quintan Blue was the first, with Roger Wagner in 2007, while PG Heavily Armed, under James Payne in 2018; Ichis My Choice, with Grant Setnicka in 2017; and Reyzin The Cash, shown by Gary Gonsalves in 2016, complete the five.

Duramax Dually, ridden by Wesley Galyean

Five-year-old Duramax Dually $159,873, by Dual Rey, came into the Classic Challenge off of three 2019 Open limited age event finals performances with Wesley Galyean, and after also claiming the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro reserve championship with Kristen Galyean.
Hott Heels LTE $73,520, a 5-year-old gelding sired by Hottish, carried owner Julie Jarma this year as a Non-Pro finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic, the Breeders Invitational Classic, and the Bonanza Classic. Lloyd Cox also showed Hott Heels as Open reserve champion of the Breeders Invitational, and as a finalist in the Bonanza Classic Open.
In addition, Sundance Jessie, sired by Metallic Cat, and owned by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., won the $40,000 Metallic Cat Incentive with 219.5 points, under John Mitchell.

By Sally Harrison