Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Osbaldo has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for Saturday’s 440-yard, $37,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.
A homebred 4-year-old Jesse James Jr stallion racing for Hubaldo Solis of Peralta, New Mexico, and trained by Omar Gutierrez, Osbaldo has won both of his starts during the current Albuquerque meet, including the 400-yard, $37,000 Lineage Championship (RG3) on August 25.
Jose Ruiz will ride Osbaldo from post 2 on Saturday.
Osbaldo’s five opponents include Aful Alibi, a 3-year-old filly by Genuine Strawfly owned and trained by Gabino Carrillo. Aful Alibi has won three of 11 races and has earned $68,906, and her season record includes a one-length win in the June 22, $65,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Handicap (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at SunRay Park.
The New Mexico Breeders’ Championship is the eighth race on The Downs at Albuquerque’s nine-race program. Approximate post time is 4:25 p.m. (MDT).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments -- Little Miss Kona (Benito Baca, 122), Osbaldo (Jose Ruiz, 124), My Big Chief (Flavio Lozano, 123), Aful Alibi (Porfirio Cano, 121), Seacrest Out (Elliot Bachicha Jr., 122), and Visible Injun (Adam Martinez, 122).