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Aful Alibi Posts Mild Upset in Tommy "Duke" Smith Stakes
RSS Feeds Saturday, June 22, 2013
Macario Rodriguez rode Aful Alibi to a one-length win in Saturday's 400-yard, $65,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at SunRay Park.

Prepped by Gabino Carrillo, who also owns the sorrel filly, Aful Alibi stopped the timer in :19.535 while posting a 91 speed index and her first career stakes victory. Aful Alibi was sent to post at odds of 6-1 and returned a $14.20 win mutuel.

Aful Alibi was bred by Dr. Leonard P. Blach of Roswell, New Mexico. The filly's sire, Genuine Strawfly, is a 14-year-old son of the Special Effort stallion Strawfly Special who won two graded derbies at Ruidoso Downs in 2002, including the 440-yard, $220,394 All American Derby (G1) against a field that included champions Tres Seis and A Real Man.

A half brother to Grade 3 winner Corona High and 2005 Lou Wooten Handicap (RG1) runner-up Forsentimentlreasons, Genuine Strawfly earned $181,091 from 11 starts while racing exclusively in New Mexico. The stallion's top runners include multiple graded stakes winners One Diamond Kitty, Here Kittykittykitty, Jenuine Joy, and Genuine American.

Genuine Strawfly is owned by J & L Stables LLC, and he stands for a $2,000 fee at Dr. Blach's Buena Suerte Equine in Roswell.

Aful Alibi's dam, Southern Alibi, is a 10-year-old Texas-bred daughter of the Streakin Six stallion Streakin La Jolla. The filly traces back to her third dam, Southern Streaker, a 1974 foal and stakes-placed mare by the Go Man Go stallion Some Kinda Man.

A one-time $10,000 claimer, Aful Alibi was coming off of a second-place finish to Maggie Get Down in a 350-yard, $17,600 non-winners-of-three state-bred allowance dash at SunRay on May 17. The filly has won three of 10 starts, and the $39,000 winner's share of the Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes purse pushed her bankroll to $67,286.

SLR Jessies Girl, a 12-1 longshot, ran second to complete a $90.60 ($2) exacta. Afame finished third, 1 ¾ lengths behind Aful Alibi, and was followed by Posies Desiria, 4-5 favorite Sandys Jesse, A Dashing Chick, Get Down Bambi, Ms James, and Smafricate.

SLR Jessies Girl races for trainer Kristopher Cordova, who claimed the sorrel daughter of Jesse James Jr for $10,000 at Sunland Park on January 11. The filly has won two of seven races, and the $13,000 runner-up share of the purse increased her earnings to $31,570, of which $24,080 has been banked since the claim.

A lightly raced filly by the late Dash Ta Fame campaigned by Karina Gonzalez and trainer Sierra Moseley, Afame was coming off of a three-quarter length victory in a 350-yard, $16,100 non-winners-of-two allowance for New Mexico-breds at SunRay on May 11. A fame has won two of four starts and has banked $34,050.

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