Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Call Me A Blazn Chic, a daughter of Chicks A Blazin campaigned by Javier Marquez's J & M Racing and Farm in Monahans, Texas, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's 400-yard, $75,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at SunRay Park.
Trained by Roberto Sanchez, Call Me A Blazn Chic has earned $403,535 from 10 starts, and her three wins include last year's $384,031 Zia Futurity (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs and $330,643 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park. The filly will be making her first start since April 14, when she ran second as the 11-10 favorite n the 350-yard, $110,000 Sunburst Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.
Call Me A Blazn Chic's five opponents in the Duke Smith include Royal Dream Ranch LLC's Wish You Had One To and Gary C. Kloppenburg's Sparklin Royal.
A bay filly by Stel Corona, Wish You Had One To is coming off of a second-place finish to Little Bit Southern in the April 29, $85,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG2) for older distaffers at SunRay. Wish You Had One To was claimed by her current owner for $10,000 at Sunland on February 25, and she has since banked $29,700 from two starts.
Sparklin Royal is a homebred daughter of the Royal Quick Dash stallion Sixes Royal. The filly has won four of 14 starts, including last year's 400-yard, $77,114 New Mexico State Fair Senor Futurity (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque, and she has earned $105,162.
The Duke Smith Stakes is the featured race on SunRay Park's nine-race card, the final Saturday program of the track's 42-day spring meet. Scheduled post time is 1:43 p.m. (MDT).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Yawl Coming (Macario Rodriguez), 8-1; Call Me A Blazn Chic (Esgar Ramirez), 2-1; Gotloveifyouwantit (A.T. Medrano), 6-1; My Soul Mate (Isaias Cardenas), 4-1; Wish You Had One To (Felipe Garcia-Luna), 3-1; and Sparklin Royal (Jaime Leos), 7-2.