Armando Costa Neto looks set for a Triple Crown Championship after sharing the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non Pro Title at Fort Worth.
Armando rode Watch Me Whip and marked a 222 in the first bunch, a score equaled by Nadine Payne on Velvets Revolver towards the end of the second set.
It’s a winning duo, as Armando and Watch Me Whip took out the 2015 NCHA Non Pro Futurity just four months previously. He told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s looking forward to the Summer Spectacular to make it three out of three!
Watch Me Whip is by Playgun out of Look The Look and has earnings totaling approximately $86,000. Armando himself has now won more than $900,000.
Reserve champion was Ashley Flynn aboard LHR Smooth James Rey just one point behind the leaders.
The Non Pro final paid more than $33,000 to both winners.