Monday, November 18, 2013
A full field of 10 distaffers has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $140,000-added New Mexico Fillies & Mares Quarter Horse Championship (RG1) at Zia Park.
The 3-1 morning-line favorite, Call Me A Blazn Chic, is a 4-year-old daughter of Chicks A Blazin racing for Javier Marquez’s J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas, and trained by Kristopher Cordova. Last season, the mare put together a three-race win streak that included a neck victory in this race.
Esgar Ramirez will ride Call Me A Blazn Chic from post 8 on Saturday.
WDC Wendys Wine, a 4-year-old Woodbridge mare owned by Alonzo and Sylvia Aranda, drew post 10. WDC Wendys Wine has earned $81,007 from eight races this season, and she is coming off of a fifth-place finish in the 440-yard, $170,000 New Mexico Cup Quarter Horse Championship (RG1) on October 28.
Other contenders include Cervando Molinar’s Lady Secret Dash, a 3-year-old filly by Lordly Way who won the August 25, $37,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) for sophomore fillies at The Downs at Albuquerque, Rita J. Danley’s Ofashionsoutherngirl, a homebred 3-year-old daughter of Southern Corona who has won her last four starts, including the September 22, 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3) at Albuquerque; and Runin Sixes, a gray 3-year-old Sixes Royal filly who ran second in the October 27, $199,000 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2 ) for owners Peter B. Gallegos, Valle Guadiana Corp., and J. Patricia Gonzalez.
The New Mexico Fillies & Mares Quarter Horse Championship is one of two graded stakes on Zia Park’s 11-race all-Quarter Horse program on Saturday. In addition to Call Me A Blazn Chic, past winners of the race include Dash Ta Moon (2006) and Blazin N Shakin (2009-10).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds -- Lady Secret Dash (Alonso Rivera, 124), 8-1; Runin Sixes (Tanner Thedford, 124), 9-2; Ofashionsoutherngirl (Porfirio Cano, 124), 4-1; Wish You Had One To (Felipe Garcia-Luna, 126), 12-1; Cmon Jesses Girl (Jaime Leos, 124), 10-1; Aful Alibi (Hector Aldrete, 124), 12-1; Incoho Tes (Manuel Gutierrez, 126), 30-1; Call Me A Blazn Chic (Esgar Ramirez, 126), 3-1; Get Down Bambi (Sergio Rodriguez, 124), 15-1; and WDC Wendys Wine (Alejandro Medellin, 126), 7-2.
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A berth in this year’s Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos will be on the line in Saturday’s 440-yard, $150,000 Zia Park Quarter Horse Championship (G1).
Prospect To The Top, the reigning AQHA champion aged stallion, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite, A 5-year-old son of Coronas Prospect racing for Joel Tavarez from the barn of Brandon Muniz, Prospect To The Top currently boasts a four-race win streak that began with a 1 3/4-length victory in last year’s Zia Park Championship.
Prospect To The Top will be making his first start since September 14, when he recorded a neck win in the 350-yard, $55,000 James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G3) at Zia Park.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments, morning-line odds and also-eligible entries-- DM Streakn Thru Fire (Salvador Martinez, 126), 20-1; All About Torque (Jaime Leos, 124), 10-1; Loves Brown Sugar (Francisco Calderon, 126), 10-1; Feature Mr Bojangles (Esgar Ramirez, 126), 5-1; Jess Cuervo (Manuel Gutierrez, 126), 9-2; First In Class DBS (Roy Baldillez, 126), 10-1; Prospect To The Top (Cody Jensen, 126), 9-5; TF Featured Effort (Raul Gutierrez, 126), 8-1; Wonderboy (Roberto Valero, 124), 30-1; Jess Fly With Me (Felipe Garcia-Luna, 126), 10-1; AE-Once Over (Dusty Shepherd, 126), 30-1; and Motion Of The Ocean (Oscar Ortega, 124), 30-1.