Scarlet Fusion Caps Graded Stakes Double At Sam Houston For Breeder Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings by Myra Lewyn|01.28.202301.28.2023|10:22pm10:28pm Scarlet Fusion, ridden by Adam Beschizza, wins the G3 John B. Connally Turf Cup Scarlet Fusion provided back-to-back graded stakes triumphs for breeder Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings when capturing the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3) Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park. The 5-year-old son of Curlin, owned by Carl R. Moore Management LLC and Brad Grady, got up in the final strides to best front-runner Another Mystery by three-quarters of a length. One race earlier on the card, Stonestreet's homebred Grade 1 winner Pauline's Pearl won the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Ridden by Adam Beschizza for trainer Joe Sharp, Scarlet Fusion finished the 1 1/2-mile Connally Turf Cup in 2:33.50 on turf rated as soft and gained his first stakes victory. Another Mystery finished a neck to the good of third-place finisher Spooky Channel, the even-money favorite in the field of nine older runners. Scarlet Fusion, who was third in Oaklawn Park's 1 1/8-mile Tinsel Stakes Dec. 17 in his stakes debut in his previous start, returned $9.80 for Saturday's win while improving to 4-4-7 from 20 lifetime outings. The winner's share of the purse boosted his career bankroll to $427,918. His owners purchased him last year for $110,000 at the Keeneland April horses of racing age sale, where Eaton Sales was the consignor. The bay horse was bred in Kentucky from the French Deputy mare Scarlet Tango.