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First Moonflash Gelding Leads NM Spring Futurity Qualifiers
RSS Feeds Friday, March 17, 2017
Sons and daughters of champion First Moonflash, led by fastest qualifier Flash Moonfire, dominated Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park.

Ridden by Manuel Gutierrez for owner David G. Valdez of Odessa, Texas, and trainer Felipe Flores Jr., Flash Moonfire won the sixth of nine heats by 2 1/2 lengths in :15.244. The brown gelding was making his career debut.

Flash Moonfire was bred by Mike Abraham. Valdez acquired the gelding for $27,000 at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Flash Moonfire’s dam, the 7-year-old Walk Thru Fire mare Required Fire, won the 2013 Go Josie Go Overnight Handicap at Los Alamitos, and she is a half sister to stakes winner and ’09 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG1) finalist One Hot Mecanic.

Second-fastest qualifier Miles Of Flash won the fifth heat by one length for owner David Barrett and J & SM Inc. Ridden by Esgar Ramirez for trainer Fred Danley, the bay gelding by First Moonflash stopped the timer in :15.424 as the 3-2 favorite.

Miles Of Flash was bred by Mark McCloy. The gelding was purchased for $6,500 at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, and he is out of Laila Si, a winning daughter of Walk Thru Fire and a half sister to graded stakes winner Cassius and multiple stakes winner Whatta Knockout.

The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)



G, First Moonflash-Required Fire by Walk Thru Fire

David G. Valdez

Mike Abraham (NM)

Felipe Flores Jr.


G, First Moonflash-Laila Si by Walk Thru Fire

David Barrett and J & SM Inc.

Mark McCloy (NM)

Fred Danley


F, First Moonflash-Cowgirl Cadilac by Celadon

Fred Danley

Rita J. Danley (NM)

Fred Danley


C, First Moonflash-Most Tempting by Runaway Winner

Jose R. Espinosa and Jill B. Giles

Mike Abraham (NM)

Wes Giles


G, Sixes Royal-Money Smart Gal by First Smart Money

Enrique Barrera

Dee Mooring and Jaime Cervantes (NM)

Cynthia Gonzalez


F, Woodbridge-Makai Kuhi by Dash Thru Traffic

Steve Robinson

Dirk Jones (NM)

Greg Green


F, Big Daddy Cartel-Famous Pretty Jan by Dash Ta Fame

Denton Crozier

Denton Crozier (NM)

Hermenegildo Aldavaz


F, Jesse James Jr-Champagne Lane by Lanes Leinster

Doug Ruby

MJ Farms (NM)

Justin Joiner


G, Big Daddy Cartel-Alice K White by First Down Dash

Too For Two

MJ Farms (NM)

Wes Giles


F, First Moonflash-Earth Angel Baby by Deferred Sentence

Nahum Prieto and Joe K. Rios

Mike Abraham

Juan Carlos Gonzalez


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