Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Joel Varela Sr.’s Aful Alibi outran her 10-1 odds to win Wednesday’s $150,480 New Mexico Fillies & Mares Quarter Horse Championship (RG1) at Zia Park.
Ridden by Hector Aldrete for trainer Gabino Carrillo, Aful Alibi went 400 yards in :19.705 while earning an 85 speed index and defeating 28-1 longshot Get Down Bambi by a head. WDC Wendys Wine, the 5-2 favorite in the full field of 10 state-bred distaffers, ran third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner.
Aful Alibi was making her first start since October 26, when she ran third, a half of a length behind winner My Big Chief, in the 440-yard, $37,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. The filly was bred by Leonard P. Blach of Roswell, New Mexico.
Aful Alibi’s sire, Genuine Strawfly, is a 14-year-old son of the Special Effort stallion Strawfly Special. Racing exclusively in New Mexico from 2001-02, Genuine Strawfly earned $181,091 from 11 starts, and his four wins included a neck victory against a field that included AQHA champions Tres Seis and A Real Man in the 2002 All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Genuine Strawfly’s top runners include Here Kittykittykitty, the winner of the October 27, $180,480 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Cup Championship (RG1), and stakes winners Heza Wild Dragon and D E Wagons Strawfly. The stallion is owned by J & L Stables LLC, and will stand the 2014 season for a $2,000 fee at Blach’s Buena Suerte Equine in Roswell.
Aful Alibi’s dam, Southern Alibi, is an 11-year-old Texas-bred daughter of the Streakin Six stallion Streakin La Jolla. The filly’s third dam, the Some Kinda Man mare Southern Streaker, was stakes-placed in New Mexico in 1977.
A $12,500 claimer during the 2012-13 Sunland Park meet, Aful Alibi has won four of 13 starts, and the $90,000 winner’s share of the New Mexico Fillies & Mares Quarter Horse Championship purse increased her bankroll to $162,606. Her race record includes a one-length win at odds of 6-1 in the 400-yard, $65,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park on June 22.
Aful Alibi returned a $23.40 win mutuel and teamed with Get Down Bambi for a $598.80 ($2) exacta payoff. WDC Wendys Wine completed a $1 trifecta payoff of $2,020.80.
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A 3-year-old filly by the graded stakes placed Mr Jess Perry stallion Get Down Perry, Get Down Bambi has won three of 12 outs and has earned $107,717, of which $100,883 has been banked from nine races this season. Jaime Aldavaz owns and trains the filly, whose stakes resume includes a third-place finish in the 400-yard, $37,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) at Albuquerque on August 25.
WDC Wendys Wine is a 4-year-old daughter of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge campaigned by Alonso and Sylvia Aranda. The mare has won four of 19 starts and has earned $128,888, and her race record includes a second-place run against open company in the 400-yard, $55,360 Lubbock Stakes (G3) at Zia Park on September 28.