Munnings' Chief Cicatriz Wins 11th Career Stakes
Munnings’ ultra-consistent Chief Cicatriz (7g Munnings x Super Buggy, by Grand Slam) won his 11th career stakes race on Sunday night in the David M. Vance Stakes for his 15th career victory.
Racing over six furlongs at Remington Park, Chief Cicatriz raced four wide in midpack down the backside. Staying wide throughout, the gelding entered a four-way duel for the lead in the stretch before taking the lead in the final furlong. He easily pulled away once his head was in front to win by two lengths for owner-breeder Roy Gene Evans and trainer Shawn Davis in the end.
Taking his earnings over the $550,000 mark to $563,295, Chief Cicatriz was making his 25th start but first at Remington. A mainstay in stakes races across the country, his biggest victory came in the 2018 Grade III Aristides Stakes.
Chief Cicatriz is one of three winners from three to race out of his Grand Slam mare Super Buggy. That mare is also a half-sister to the dams of Grade I winner Suggestive Boy and Grade III winners Subtlety and Wilds Dreams.
It’s been a banner year for Munnings with 10 stakes winners and 18 stakes horses in 2020 with the stallion have 42 stakes winners and 68 stakes horses overall from his first seven crops, led by Grade I winners I’m a Chatterbox and El Deal.