Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The fields have been set for both divisions of the 4 1/2-furlong, $60,000-added Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, both of which will be run on Saturday at Sunland Park.
Prides Cousin, a homebred daughter of Diabolical racing for Linda Hunter from the barn of trainer Todd Fincher, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the fillies division of the Copper Top. The first starter produced by the winning Mr. Groush mare Jannaslilkicker, Prides Cousin made her career debut with a one-length victory in the second of two trials on March 19.
Lady Genius, the 4-1 morning-line second choice in the field of 10, is coming off of a half-length win in the first trial. A half sister to stakes winners Beau Wizer and Double Smart, the homebred filly by Quinton's Gold is owned by W.D. Carson Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC and is trained by Dallas Barton.
The fillies division of the Copper Top will be the eighth race on Sunland Park's 11-race program. Apprxoimate post time is 3:55 p.m. (MDT).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Lady Genius (Carlos Madeira), 4-1; Tizzy Devil (Alfonso Perez), 6-1; Cattle Act (Dusty Shepherd), 10-1; No Room In My Bed (Ken Tohill), 12-1; Focus Dance (Macario Rodriguez), 15-1; Ambers On A Roll (Casey Lambert), 5-1; Beltrix Lestrang (Enrique Gomez), 12-1; Feisty Ghost (Isaias Enriquez), 12-1; Prides Cousin (Duane Sterling), 3-1; and Daddy's Money (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 6-1.
The colts and geldings division of the Copper Top is headed by Weeping Aly, a homebred son of the Horse Chestnut (SAf) stallion Weeping Willow owned and trained by Hermenegildo “Papi” Aldavaz. Weeping Aly broke his maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in the second of two trials on March 19, and he is the first starter produced by the winning 7-year-old Le Grande Danseur mare Dancers Sister.
The other trial winner, Dandy Don Who, is a homebred son of Quinton's Gold racing for Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens and trained by Todd Fincher. The gelding is the first starter foaled by the 6-year-old Hennessy Mare Miss Hennessy Who.
The colts and geldings division of the Copper Top will be contested as the 10th race on Saturday. Approximate post time is 4:47 p.m.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Tornillo (Isaias Cardenas), 5-1; Casino Jax (Macario Rodriguez), 10-1; Roll Out The Band (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 4-1; Dontchacallnomo (Casey Lambert), 12-1; Bobcat Ray (Larry Gamez), 6-1; Weeping Aly (Ricardo Jaime), 3-1; Vernissage (Isaias Enriquez), 8-1; Dandy Don Who (Aldo Arboleda), 5-1; Beaumont Time (Brayan Velazquez), 15-1; and Fonzerelli (Ken Tohill), 6-1.