Two years ago, Weatherford rider Jason Clark won the open division title in the NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge aboard an agile equine athlete named Indian Rick.Indian Rick was owned by David and Stacie McDavid of Fort Worth, and Clark clinched the title after turning in a finals score of 223.Clark also may be a serious title contender at the 2013 Summer Spectacular, which began over the weekend. He and a stallion named Katz Flash won the Classic/Challenge open first round in the National Cutting Horse Association event after turning in a score of 224 on Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.Katz Flash, a 5-year-old, second year competitor, is owned by Darren Blanton of Dallas. Clark said he has ridden the stallion since February. The Summer Spectacular is his and Katz Flashs first major aged event together.In recent weeks, Clark has shown Katz Flash at smaller weekend shows, mainly to prepare the stallion to compete in the Summer Spectacular, at which bigger prize money is at stake. But after turning in the 224, Clark likes what he sees in Katz Flash.Hes got all of the right stuff, Clark said. Hes a spectacular athlete, hes smart, he stops well and hes got great genetics.After posting the 224 in the first round, Clark and Katz Flash advanced to the second round, set for Monday. Horses with scores of at least 211 made the cut. The Classic/Challenge finals are scheduled for Saturday.Clark also will compete in the second round on two other horses. He advanced aboard Red N Boon Feather after turning in a 218. He also made the cut on Short N Smooth after posting a 217.5.Clark also likes what he sees on Red N Boon Feather. Clark and his wife, Becky, who is a prize-winning non-pro competitor, own the mare.Shes a very good-minded horse who is a pleasure to work with, Clark said of Red Boone and Feather. If I do my job, she will do hers.Clark said Short N Smooth, who also is owned by Blanton, also thrives on athletic ability and intelligence.Hes just a tremendous athlete who is very cowy and very willing, Clark said. Hes a really good show horse with a lot of look to him.Katz Flash was among three horses who were marked in the 220s by the judges in the first round. Cat Mom Do and rider Matt Gaines finished second in the opening round with a 222. R.L. Chartier II and Light N Lilly finished third with a 220.Chartier also tied for fourth in the round aboard a horse named Fort Worth Pipeline. The duo turned in a 219.Roger Wagner, who won the Classic/Challenge title in 2007 on Quintan Blue, also advanced. He and a horse named Stylish Martini turned in a 219. Two years ago, Wagner and Stylish Martini won the Summer Spectacular Open Derby title.