Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Fastest qualifier Call Me A Blazn Chic has drawn post 1 for Saturday's 400-yard, $286,364 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park.
Racing for Javier Marquez's J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas, Call Me A Blazn Chic was a $15,000 buy at the 2010 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale. The brown filly by Chicks A Blazin has earned $359,839 from eight starts, and her three wins include the October 30, $330,643 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park, and the July 31, $384,031 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Call Me A Blazn Chic is coming off of a 1 3/4-length victory in the sixth of seven Shue Fly trials on December 16.
Second-fastest qualifier My Big Chief, a sorrel Get Down Perry gelding owned and trained by Robert A. Rivera, will break from post 7. My Big Chief has won three of five races, including the first Shue Fly trial heat, and he has banked $29,362.
Isbell Charolais' Sammy James, the winner of last year's 350-yard, $276,609 Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs, drew post 4. The sorrel gelding by the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jesse James Jr has won three of six races and has earned $150,223.
The complete Shue Fly lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Call Me A Blazn Chic (Vicente Grajeda), 5-2; Wind Knocker (Oscar Rincon), 6-1; First Blazin Love (G.R. Carter Jr.), 15-1; Sammy James (Ricky Ramirez), 4-1; Fury Of The Storm (Jesse Levario), 20-1; Takin Back (Esgar Ramirez), 25-1; My Big Chief (Ruben Calderon), 7-2; Chick Town (Tony Guymon), 15-1; PK Bay (Alejandro Medellin), 12-1; and My Soul Mate (Bonifacio Perez), 8-1.