Saturday, April 13, 2013
Carlos Madeira rode Lady Genius to a wire-to-wire, 8 3/4-length win in the $88,389 Copper Top Futurity (R) (fillies division) at Sunland Park on Saturday.
Trained by Dallas Barton for owners W.D. Carson Sr., Mike Carson, and Leach Racing LLC, Lady Genius covered her 4 1/2-furlong trip in :51.70 after setting early fractions of :22.29 and :45.57. The homebred daughter of Quinton's Gold was coming off of a half-length victory in her career debut, the first of two Copper Top Futurity trials on March 19.
Lady Genius became the fifth stakes winner from 44 starters sired by Quinton's Gold, a son of the Mr. Prospector stallion Carson City who won the 6-furlong, $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap in 1:08.39 at Turf Paradise in 2002. Now 16, Quinton's Gold's has sired the earners of more than $2.5 million, including seven-time stakes winner and $635,994 earner Lefty Who and four-time stakes winner That's Who.
A half brother to the stakes-placed Puerto Escondido, Maundays Bay, and Takkatamm, Quinton's Gold is owned by the estate of Paul D. Prather. The stallion stands for a $3,500 fee at Doubletree Farm near Hobbs, New Mexico.
Lady Genius' dam, Miss Einstein, is a 15-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of the Bold Ruckus stallion Beau Genius. Racing from 2000-03, Miss Einstein won the 2000 Kachina Stakes at Ruidoso Downs and the '01 Anchor Gaming Allowance Stakes at Sunland Park.
Miss Einstein has produced five winners from as many starters, including two stakes-winning half brothers to Lady Genius – Double Smart, a gelding by Premeditation who won three stakes from 2009-11, including the $192,075 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship (R) at Zia Park in 2010, and Beau Wizer, a Premeditation gelding who won the 2011 Pepsi Cola Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.
Lady Genius traces back to her third dam, the unraced Sham mare Guest. A Maryland-bred, Guest was a half sister to multiple stakes winner Cozzy Grey who foaled three stakes winners, including Air Worthy, the winner of the Grade 3, $100,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in 1989.
Undefeated in two starts, Lady Genius has earned $49,295. Barton said that the filly would be pointed toward the two New Mexico-bred stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs.
Cattle Act, a 36-1 longshot, finished second, one length in front of Tizzy Devil. Beltrix Lestrang, Daddy's Money, Focus Dance, Prides Cousin, Ambers On A Roll, and Feisty Ghost completed the order of finish.
Cattle Act has earned $18,528 from two races for her owner, Cliff Lambert, who also trains the homebred daughter of the Phone Trick stallion Phone Home. The filly was coming off of a third-place finish in the second Copper Top trial.
A homebred chestnut filly by the Artax stallion Diabolical, Tizzy Devil has banked $12,686 from three races for her owner, Derrell Riggan of Merkel, Texas. Tizzy Devil ran second to Lady Genius in the first Copper Top trial.