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Graded Stakes Winner Moonifisant is Fastest NM Cup Futurity Qualifier
RSS Feeds Saturday, October 12, 2013

Making his first start in two months, Moonifisant scored a three-quarter length victory in the last of seven New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday.

Moonifsant covered 400 yards in :19.254 under jockey Tanner Thedford and set the fastest qualifying time for the $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity final on October 27. Juan M. Gonzalez trained the Sixes Royal colt or owners Peter B. Gallegos, Robert Sanchez, and Patricia Gonzalez.

Moonfisant has earned $132,535 from five starts, and the colt’s four wins include a half-length victory as the fastest qualifier in the April 7, $231,438 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Second-fastest qualifier Mitey Moon ran second in the last heat. The homebred brown daughter of champion and 2008 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG1) winner First Moonflash was a finalist in the June 15, $357,030 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs for owner Debra Laney of Tularosa, New Mexico.

The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse(Sex,Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder(State)

Trainer

Time

MOONIFISANT
C,SixesRoyal-NaganoMoonbyMajorRime

PeterB.Gallegos,RobertSanchez,andPatriciaGonzalez

Dosi&NormaAlvarez(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.254

MITEYMOON
F,FirstMoonflash-NeonsMiraclebyYawlsRabbit

DebraLaney

DebraLaney(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.390

FRENCHMOONFLASH
F,FirstMoonflash-FrenchChime(TB)byChimesBand(TB)

EdmundoJuarez

Pierre&LeslieAmestoy(NM)

GuadalupeMunozJr.

:19.421

KAYDNSKRUSADER
G,SixesRoyal-TotalMiraclebyDeanMiracle

J&MRacingandFarm

VanceMikkelson(NM)

KristopherCordova

:19.505

OSAKAMOON
F,ChicksABlazin-DashTaMoonbyDashTaFame

Dosi&NormaAlvarez

Dosi&NormaAlvarez(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.570

SPARKLINGHEART
F,FirstMoonflash-HeartSparksbyRonasRyon

SantosDominguez

LorraineEsquibelEstate(NM)

KristopherCordova

:19.571

HOTHOTBABYDOLL
F,CoronaCaliente-BabyDollFormbyRareForm

RobertoChacon

MikeAbraham(NM)

AlonsoHernandez

:19.649

PENNYSNATCHIN
F,GoneToTheMountain-HimaintenancegalbyDeanMiracle

JillB.Giles

JillGiles(NM)

WesGiles

:19.659

KIAWON
G,KetelWon-MajorKiabyMajorRime

NahumPrietoandJoeRios

Mr.&Mrs.R.C.Jones(NM)

EduardoGonzalez

:19.672

KINGOFPOP
G,ChickieCherryCola-QueenLavitabyDeanMiracle

VeronaG.Vaughn

VeronaG.Vaughn(NM)

LonnieVaughn

:19.690


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