Monday, December 17, 2012
Sent to post as the 1-2 choice, Back Seat Roll responded with a 3 1/2-length victory in Sunday's $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Sunland Park.
Back Seat Roll covered her 1-mile trip in 1:40.95 while extending her win streak to four races. Enrique Gomez rode the homebred bay daughter of Roll Hennessy Roll for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, and trainer Henry Dominguez.
Back Seat Roll is one of seven stakes winners from 74 Thoroughbred starters sired by Roll Hennessy Roll, a Grade 3-winning son of the Storm Cat stallion Hennessy. One of Roll Hennessy Roll's Quarter Horse starters, Rollickin Red, won Saturday's 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) at Sunland.
Roll Hennessy Roll is a half brother to three stakes winners, including Sing Baby Sing, a colt by Unbridled Song who won the 2008 Phoenix Stakes (G3) at Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky. The stallion has sired the earners of more than $2.5 million. He is owned by Fred Alexander and Brad King and will stand the 2013 season for a $3,500 fee at Fred and Linda Alexander's A & A Ranch in Anthony, New Mexico.
Back Seat Roll's dam, Back Seat Charm, is an unraced 8-year-old daughter of 1997 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Silver Charm. The filly's second dam, the winning Kentucky-bred You And I mare Back Seat Babe, ran third in the '01 Tizna Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Back Seat Roll's third dam, the Majestic Prince mare Lovin Touch, won two stakes in 1983 and ran second in Batna's Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Racecourse in Maryland. Lovin Touch produced two stakes winners, including 2000 champion 2-year-old filly Caressing, a half sister to Back Seat Babe.
All told, Back Seat Roll has won four of six races, and the $51,000 winner's share of the Enchantress Stakes purse increased her earnings to $207,689. The filly's win streak includes a three-length victory in the 6-furlong, $140,600 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (R) at Zia Park on October 28, and a neck win in the 5 1/2-furlong, $159,744 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs on July 29.
Roll Hennessy paid $3 to win and paired with 3-1 second choice Desertsmagic for a $2 exacta payoff of $6.80. Dandy Devona R F, Red Satin Boot, Gold Set, My Lil Reggin, Dont Ask Ghost, Cat Meditation, and Just Erica completed the order of finish.
A chestnut filly by the Fappiano stallion Desert God racing for Dale Taylor and Lee Lewis, Desertsmagic has banked $53,509 from five outs. Desertsmagic has finished first, second, or third in all of her starts, and her race record inlcudes a three-quarter length victory in a Rio Grande Senorita Futurity trial at Ruidoso Downs on July 14.
Dandy Devona R F has won one of five races and has earned $50,831 for her owner, Rogers Farms. The homebred dark bay or brown daughter of the Yankee Victor stallion Real Dandy broke her maiden with a head victory in the 6-furlong, $82,142 Dessie & Fern Sawyer Futurity (R) during the New Mexico State Fair portion of The Downs at Albuquerque.