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Rose’s Desert Returns in NM State Racing Commission Handicap
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Rose’s Desert, a six-time stakes-winning mare racing for Joe Peacock, is one of seven state-bred distaffers entered in Sunday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.

Trained by Todd Fincher, Rose’s Desert has won nine of 14 races and has earned $575,035 while racing exclusively in New Mexico. The 5-year-old homebred daughter of Desert God is coming off of a five-length victory as the 1-2 favorite in the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Championship (R) at Zia Park on October 27.

Dusty Shepherd will ride Rose’s Desert, who won this race in 2011 and ‘12, from post 5 on Sunday.

Other contenders include Michael C. Stinson’s Iplaytricks, a 5-year-old Desert God mare who won both of her starts at the Zia Park meet, including the 1-mile, $170,000 Peppers Pride New Mexico Cup Filly & Mare Championship (R). Trained by Joel Marr, Iplaytricks has won 10 of 24 outs and has banked $520,990.

The New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap will be the eighth race on Sunland Park’s 11-race card. Approximate post time for the stakes is 3:12 p.m. (MST).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds -- Dawn Is Affirmed (Carlos Madeira, 117), 5-1; Lady French (Enrique Gomez, 114), 12-1; Little Vidalia (Ry Eikleberry, 120), 9-2; Gossip Dome (Alfredo Juarez Jr., 119), 5-1; Rose’s Desert (Dusty Shepherd, 124), 2-1; Western Way (Enrique Garcia, 118), 6-1; and Iplaytricks (Aldo Arboleda, 123), 3-1.

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The New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap will share Sunday’s feature billing at Sunland Park with the 6 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) for state-breds. Morning-line favorite Mr. Wizard, a homebred 4-year-old Premeditation gelding owned by W.D. Carson Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC, is the 7-2 morning-line choice in the full field of 12.

Conditioned by Dallas Barton, Mr. Wizard won two of his three outs at Zia Park; his race record at the track included a head victory in the 1-mile, $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship (R) on October 27. All told, the one-time $10,000 claimer has won five of 26 races and has earned $266,263.

Attitude E Racer, a 5-year-old Desert God gelding racing for Michael C. Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, and trained by Joel Marr, is coming off of an upset 1 3/4-length win in the 6-furlong, $170,000 New Mexico Cup Sprint Championship (R) at Zia Park. All told, Attitude E Racer has banked $458,724 from 21 outs, all in New Mexico.

The Johnie L. Jamison will be Sunday’s 10th race. Approximate post time will be 4:04 p.m. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds -- Doms Thunder (Enrique Gomez, 114), 20-1; Hunting Dixie (Brian Theriot, 116), 15-1; Attitude E Racer (Ken Tohill, 123), 4-1; Groushy Apadana (Enrique Garcia, 119), 5-1; Hush’s Storm (Aldo Arboleda, 115), 10-1; Gotta Move (Larry Gamez, 114), 20-1; Dueling Dom (Alejandro Medellin, 115), 15-1; Thermal (Alfredo Juarez Jr., 117), 6-1; Chuchuluco (Ricardo Jaime, 121), 6-1; Flash Me The Cash (Carlos Madeira, 114), 15-1; Mr. Wizard (Dusty Shepherd, 124), 7-2; and Devons Ca Ching (Ry Eikleberry, 115), 6-1.

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