Monday, May 26, 2014
A field of seven New Mexico-bred sophomores has been entered in Tuesday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Dine Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.
Mancation, the 2-1 morning-line favorite, will be making his first start since March 23, when he broke his maiden with a neck victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $85,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Derby (R) at Sunland Park. The homebred gelding by the Golden Missile stallion Going Wild races for R.D. Hubbard from the barn of trainer Bart Hone.
Alfredo Juarez Jr. will ride Mancation from post 3 on Tuesday.
D E Lover, a gelded son of So Long Birdie owned by Tony Sedillo and E.B. Racing, is coming off of a second-place finish in the 870-yard, $50,000 Getaway Stakes at Sunland Park on April 15. The gelding’s Sunland meet also included a second-place finish to Proceed in the December 28, $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R).
Richard Sedillo trains D E Lover, who will be ridden by Miguel Perez from post 6 in the Dine.
Terry B. Adams’ Desert Mystery, a homebred Desert God gelding, finished second to Mancation in the New Mexico Breeders’ Derby. Conditioned by Joel Marr, Desert Mystery has earned $40,438 from eight outs.
Carlos Madeira has been named to ride Desert Mystery from post 4.
The Dine Stakes will be run as the eighth race on SunRay Park’s nine-race all-Thoroughbred program. Estimated post time for the stakes is 4:18 p.m. (MDT).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Grady Man Can (Aldo Arboleda), 10-1; Storm Juan (Enrique Garcia), 15-1; Mancation (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 2-1; Desert Mystery (Carlos Madeira), 3-1; Mays Or Mantle (Enrique Gomez), 6-1; D E Lover (Miguel Perez), 3-1); and Punch N Run (Elvin Gonzalez), 8-1.