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First-Time Starters Lady Genius, Prides Cousin Make Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity
RSS Feeds Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A pair of fillies making their first starts, Lady Genius and Prides Cousin, won Copper Top Futurity (fillies division) trials at Sunland Park on Tuesday.

Trained by Dallas Barton and ridden by Carlos Madeira for owners W.D. Carson Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC, Lady Genius covered 4 ½ furlongs in :52.91 while defeating first-time starter Tizzy Devil by a half of a length in the first of two trials. The homebred daughter of Quinton's Gold and the stakes-winning Beau Genius mare Miss Einstein is a half sister to four winners, including stakes winners Beau Wizer and Double Smart.

Prides Cousin won the second trial by one length from 3-2 favorite Daddy's Money. A chestnut daughter of Diabolical racing for Linda Hunter and trained by Todd Fincher, Prides Cousin stopped the timer in :53.25 under jockey Duane “Lefty” Sterling.

Prides Cousin is the first starter produced by the winning Mr. Groush mare Jannaslilkicker.

The fillies division of the $60,000-added Copper Top Futurity final will be run on April 13. The complete list of qualifiers for the final appears in alphabetical order below:


Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)


F, Roll Hennessy Roll-Ambersent by Lord Pleasant

LAR Racing

Fred Alexander (NM)

Todd Fincher

F, So Long Birdie-Rampaging Irish by Irish Open

Charles R. Gober

Kevin J. Blach DVM (NM)

Greg Green

F, Phone Home-Xcelerate by Digging In

Clifford C. Lambert Sr.

Clifford C. Lambert Sr. (NM)

Clifford C. Lambert Sr.

F, Diabolical-La Fever by Stormin Fever

Joe Dee Brooks, Dustin Brooks, Scott Bryant, and Dallas Pena

Margaret V. Bloss and Margaret O. duPont (NM)

Todd Fincher

F, Ghostly Moves-Silver Connection by Full Choke

B. Kale King

Pam Allen (NM)

Terry Walker

F, Squall-Focus On Run by Paramour

W.T. Stradley and Tom A. Williams

W.T. Stradley and Tom A. Williams (NM)

Fred Danley

F, Quinton's Gold-Miss Einstein by Beau Genius

W.D. Carson Sr, M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC

Mike Carson and Bill Carson (NM)

Dallas Barton

F, Devon Lane-Amybelle by In Excess (IRE)

Lester Wright

Karon Ashford (NM)

H. Ray Ashford Jr.

F, Diabolical-Jannaslilkicker by Mr. Groush

Linda Hunter

Charles Hunter (NM)

Todd Fincher

F, Diabolical-Restless Tizzy by Lesters Boy

Derrell Riggan

Derrell Riggan (NM)

Clifford C. Lambert Sr.

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