Thursday, April 18, 2013
Iplaytricks, a 5-year-old daughter of Desert God owned by Michael C. Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's 6 1/2-furlong, $65,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at SunRay Park.
Iplaytricks is coming off of a fourth-place finish in the 5 1/2-furlong, $85,000 La Coneja Stakes (R) at Sunland Park on March 24. Trained by Joel Marr, the mare won two stakes last season, including the 1-mile, $170,000 Peppers Pride New Mexico Cup Filly and Mare Championship (R) at Zia Park.
Enrique Gomez will ride Iplaytricks from post 2.
Another Foutz Distaff contender, Gossip Dome, is coming off of a third-place finish in the La Coneja. A 5-year-old mare by the Storm Cat stallion Dome campaigned by Pesikan and Kilgroe Stables and conditioned by Eric Mikkelson, Gossip Dome won one of her four outs during the recently concluded Sunland Park meet, and she ran second, five lengths behind winner Rose's Desert, in the 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) on December 9.
Terrine G. Ransier's Funnyoushouldask will be making her first-ever start at SunRay Park. Racing from the barn of trainer Bart Hone, the 5-year-old daughter of the Rubiano stallion Reuben ran second in the La Coneja.
The Russell and Helen Foutz will be the eighth race on SunRay Park's nine-race program. Estimated post time for the race is 3:43 p.m. (MDT).
The complete lineup, in post position order including morning-line odds and jockey and weight assignments – Funnyoushouldask (Alfredo Juarez Jr., 121), 7-2; Iplaytricks (Enrique Gomez, 123), 5-2; Ruffy Trick (Macario Rodriguez, 117), 12-1; Lady French (Olaf Hernandez, 114), 20-1; Devon's Spirit (Duane Sterling, 120), 9-2; Gossip Dome (Ry Eikleberry, 122), 3-1; Western Way (Alejandro Medellin, 119), 8-1; D E Sweet Tease (Isaias Cardenas, 118), 10-1.