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Fastest Qualifier Hard Not To Sing Draws Post 9 for NM Breeders Futurity
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Osman Iturralde’s Hard Not To Sing, the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 state-bred juveniles entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $101,680 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park.

A sorrel daughter of the TR Dasher stallion Hard Hitting trained by her owner, Hard Not To Sing made her debut with a neck victory at odds of 19-1 in the last of three trials on April 29. The filly drew post 9 and will be ridden by Daniel Amaya.

KG Miracle, a homebred Hearts Miracle gelding trained by Ken Grisham for owner Shirley Grisham of Albuquerque, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jose Luis Enriquez. A full brother to 2015 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity winner RG Miracle, the gelding broke his maiden with a neck victory as the 2-1 favorite in the second trial and is the second-fastest qualifier.

Ken Grisham qualified two other finalists, including third-fastest qualifier Genuine High. A homebred son of the Feature Mr Jess stallion Buildemhigh racing for Edilberto Estrada, Genuine High has earned $1,627 from two outs and ran second as the 11-10 favorite to Hard Not To Sing in the third trial.

Genuine High drew post 6 and will be ridden by Felipe Garcia-Luna.

Fourth-fastest qualifier My Moon Crest will be ridden by Martin Felix for trainer Oscar Carrete from post 5. A daughter of champion First Moonflash and half sister to xxx New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) winner Corona Memory Crest, the filly races for Faustino Martinez and Monce Chavez.

Corona Bud, a homebred Call Me Corona gelding trained by Jill Giles for owner John McIntyre, made his debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4 length victory in the first New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity trial. Esgar Ramirez will ride Corona Bud from post 4 in the final.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Frost Dalena (Alejandro Medellin), 10-1; KG Miracle (Jose Luis Enriquez), 3-1; Go Daddy Gone (Hector Aldrete), 8-1; Corona Bud (Esgar Ramirez), 5-1; My Moon Crest (Martin Felix), 8-1; Genuine High (Felipe Garcia-Luna), 4-1; VMR Rebel (Armando Lujan), 10-1; Raise Your Style (Rick Oliver), 12-1; Hard Not To Sing (Daniel Amaya), 8-1; and A Super Sonic Boom (Jaime Parga Leos), 12-1.

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