Thursday, November 24, 2011
Jenuine Joy, a homebred 5-year-old mare by Genuine Strawfly owned by Fredda Draper of Ruidoso Downs, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's 400-yard, $140,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies & Mares Championship (RG2) for state-bred distaffers at Zia Park.
Jenuine Joy is coming off of a second-place finish to Down With You in the 440-yard, $170,000 New Mexico Cup Quarter Horse Championship (RG1) on October 30. A five-time stakes winner during her 13-race career, the mare boasts career earnings of $371,250 while racing exclusively in New Mexico.
Another contender, Sixy Chamisa, has banked $347,895 from 12 outs for her owner, SM Cattle Export Company of Socorro, Texas. The 4-year-old daughter of Sixes Royal will be making her first start since the July 4, 2010, when she ran second to Woody Dungarees in the $75,000 SunRay Park Firecracker Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies.
The complete lineup for the New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies & Mares Championship, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds (with also eligibles) – BG Jungle Fever (Oscar Rincon, 124), 12-1; Jenuine Joy (Cody Jensen, 126), 2-1; Full Moon Dasher (Joe Martinez, 126), 6-1; By By Corona (Esgar Ramirez, 124), 10-1; Miss Chicks Vision (Dennis Means, 124), 9-2; Snow Regard (Jaime Leos, 124), 15-1; Famous Caillie (Adrian Ramos, 124), 20-1; BJ Bring It On (Jesse Levario, 126), 8-1; Little Bit Southern (Vicente Grajeda, 126), 30-1; Sixy Chamisa (Salvador Martinez, 126), 7-2; AE-Woodys Number One (Adrian Ramos, 124), 30-1; and AE-Blushing Cartel (Bonifacio Perez, 126), 30-1.
On Sunday, a field of 11 is entered in the 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) for 2-year-olds. Back In The Pack, a brown filly by Corona For Me racing for Reliance Ranches LLC and Debra Gotovac, drew post 7 and is the 7-2 morning-line favorite.
Back In The Pack has earned $119,984 from eight starts, and her four victories include the 440-yard, $75,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 5. The filly also ran second, a neck behind winner Silver For Me, in the 350-yard, $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) on June 12.
Another entry, Send Me A Candy Tree, is coming off of a 1 1/2-length win in the November 12, $93,968 Texas Classic Futurity Consolation at Lone Star Park. The homebred daughter of 2003 AQHA world champion Oak Tree Special has won four of six races and has earned $143,878 for her owner, Carl C. Pevehouse.
All 11 Southwest Juvenile Championship entries have been assigned to carry 122 pounds. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds – Send Me A Candy Tree (Tony Bennett), 4-1; Cypress City (Agustin Silva), 10-1; Lethal Volt (Cody Jensen), 6-1; Lalia (Esgar Ramirez), 15-1; VGC Moon Walk (Jaime Leos), 30-1; Folly Del Rey (Roy Baldillez), 20-1; Back In The Pack (Cody Wainscott), 7-2; Zoomin Hearts (Salvador Martinez), 30-1; Find Me A Hero (Jose Alvarez), 12-1; Denver Pass (Ricky Ramirez), 8-1; and Pink Cartel (Joe Martinez), 15-1.