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Cute N Famous, Fysta Post Fastest Trial Times for New Mexico Cup Derby
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cute N Famous and Fysta finished in a dead heat for the win in the last of three 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG3) trials at Zia Park on Sunday.

Aided by a 12-mph tail wind, Cute N Famous and Fysta each covered their quarter-mile trip in :21.663 and reached the wire a half of a length in front of third-fastest qualifier First Blazin Love. Alejandro Medellin rode Cute N Famous for owner Maria G. Gonzalez and trainer Jose Gonzalez Sr., and Cody Wainscott was aboard Fysta for owners David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins and trainer Wes Giles.

Cute N Famous is a chestnut daughter of the late Dash Ta Fame. The filly has won two of her five starts, including two of three races at Zia Park, and has earned $28,237.

A gray filly by the Real Runaway stallion Gonna Ro Sham Bo, Fysta was coming off of a second-place finish in a 400-yard non-winners-of-three allowance race at Zia Park on September 25. All told, Fysta has won three of 14 races and has banked $57,936, and she was the runner-up to Sparklin Royal in last year's 400-yard, $77,114 New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The complete list of qualifiers for the October 28, $140,000-added final appears below:

 

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Jockey

Time

CUTE N FAMOUS
F, Dash Ta Fame-Cute N Rimen by Major Rime

Maria G. Gonzalez

Dorothy Widerkehr (NM)

Jose R. Gonzalez Sr.

:21.663

FYSTA
F, Gonna Ro Sham Bo-Decadent Darlin by Merridoc

David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins

Dosi & Norma Alvarez (NM)

Wes Giles

:21.663

FIRST BLAZIN LOVE
C, Chicks A Blazin-Love At First Glance by First Down Dash

Dwayne Johnson, Lisa Saumell, and Johnny C. Martinez

Mike Abraham (NM)

Paul Jones

:21.727

CALIENTE COLT
G, Corona Caliente-Perfect Sevens by Major Rime

J. Patricia Gonzalez and Susan A. Kirker

Sam & Karen Tanner (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez

:21.742

TWO SHINE
G, Corona Caliente-Now You Know Merry by Now I Know

Beda Prieto and Ramon Alvarez

Dosi & Norma Alvarez (NM)

Ramon A. Alvarez

:21.794

SILVER SPIKE
G, Brookstone Bay-Silver Impulse by Chicks Beduino

Peter B. Gallegos, Valle Guadiana Corp., and J. Patricia Gonzalez

Margaret Kreins and Sue Ann Kreins (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez

:21.909

RCJ MAJOR STORM
C, Brookstone Bay-Major Kia by Major Rime

Alagar Racing LLC

Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Jones (NM)

Melvin O. Cordova

:21.933

SOUTHERN PASS DASH
G, Southern Corona-Pass The Form by Rare Form

Richard & Patricia Shearer

Richard & Patricia Shearer (NM)

James J. Gonzalez II

:21.959

LION AGAIN
G, Metallic Lion-Metered Express by Meter Me Gone

K. Cordova and Lysette Romero

Leonard P. Blach (NM)

Melvin O. Cordova

:21.971

CATS PAW BAY
F, Brookstone Bay-Bidders Bluff by Six Aces

Bill & Mary Shepherd

Jay & Mary Lou Standefer (NM)

Wes Giles

:22.028


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