Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A field of eight New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, including recent allowance winner Easy Loving Who, has been entered in Saturday's 6 1/2-furlong, $75,000 Aztec Oaks (R) at SunRay Park.
A homebred daughter of Quinton's Gold racing for Sam Stevens of Lamesa, Texas, and trained by Joel Marr, Easy Loving Who is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. The filly has earned $84,407 from 10 starts, and her three victories include a neck score against in a 6 1/2-furlong, $27,100 allowance sprint at SunRay on April 24.
Easy Loving Who's stakes resume includes a third-place finish in the January 14, $110,000 La Senora Stakes (R) at Sunland Park.
Other Aztec Oaks contenders include Rita J. Danley's Roll Bloomers Roll and Double Kee LLC's Dashkova. Roll Bloomers Roll is a homebred filly by the Hennessy stallion Roll Hennessy Roll who has won two of seven outs – both in state-bred stakes races last season – and has banked $119,860, while Dashkova scored an upset victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $110,000 New Mexico Breeders' Oaks Stakes (R) at Sunland on March 25.
The Aztec Oaks is the featured race on SunRay Park's nine-race program on Saturday. Scheduled post time for the race is 3:43 p.m. (MDT).
All Aztec Oaks starters will carry 120 pounds. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Easy Loving Who (Ry Eikleberry), 5-2; Silence N Solitude (J. Martin Bourdieu), 9-2; Whisper's Sister (Brian Theriot), 8-1; Dashkova (Jose L. Rivera Jr), 7-2; Rio Fresco (Macario Rodriguez), 10-1; Vinton Row (Casey Lambert), 12-1; Roll Bloomers Roll (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 3-1; and Super Stormy (Enrique P. Gomez), 20-1.