Thursday, December 26, 2013
Reaper, a homebred multiple stakes winning son of Attila’s Storm racing for R.D. Hubbard, drew post 3 for Saturday’s $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park.
Trained by Todd Fincher, Reaper has earned $192,230 from four starts, and the gelding’s three wins include a three-quarter length victory in the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes (R) at Zia Park on October 27, and a 1 1/4-length win in the 5-furlong, $167,000 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs in June.
Irwin Rosendo has been named to ride Reaper on Saturday.
Fincher will also send out Dandy Don Who, a homebred Quinton’s Gold gelding racing for Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens of Lamesa, Texas, who won the colts and geldings division of the April 13, 4 1/2-furlong Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland. Aldo Arboleda will pilot Dandy Don Who from post 4.
Other Red Hedeman Mile contenders include Michael C. Stinson’s Proceed, a homebred Desert God colt trained by Joel Marr who won his career debut at Zia Park on November 13 by 14 1/2 lengths, and D E Lover, a chestnut gelded son of So Long Birdie who has won his last two outs for E B Racing, Mark Allen, and trainer Tony Sedillo.
The Red Hedeman Mile will be the 10th race on Sunland Park’s 11-race program. Estimated post time for the stakes is 4:04 p.m.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments -- Outlaw In Town (Alejandro Medellin), Proceed (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), Reaper (Irwin Rosendo), Dandy Don Who (Aldo Arboleda), El Maximo (Enrique Garcia), Chili Con Queso (Enrique Gomez), and D E Lover (Miguel Perez).