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Rose's Desert Tops Field in NM State Racing Commission Handicap
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Joe Peacock's Rose's Desert, a homebred 4-year-old daughter of Desert God, heads the field in Sunday's 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) for state-bred fillies and mares, one of two New Mexico-bred stakes at Sunland Park on Sunday.

Trained by Todd Fincher, Rose's Desert scored a 3 1/4-length victory as the 13-10 favorite in last year's New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap. The filly has earned $369,825 from just nine starts, and her six career wins include the 5 1/2-furlong, $110,000 La Coneja Stakes (R) at Sunland Park on March 25, and last year's 1-mile, $170,000 Peppers Pride New Mexico Cup Fillies & Mares Championship (R) at Zia Park.

Rose's Desert's eight opponents on Sunday include Hennesey Smash, a 3-year-old filly by Roll Hennessy Roll racing for Barbara M. Coleman of Farmington, New Mexico. Hennesey Smash has won four consecutive races, including the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Fillies Stakes (R) at Zia Park on October 28, and the 6-furlong, $50,000 Chief Narbona Stakes (R) at The Downs at Albuquerque on August 26.

The New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap will be the seventh race on Sunland Park's 11-race program. Post time for the race is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. (MST).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds – Driving Miss Dom (Enrique Gomez, 115), 20-1; Hennesey Smash (Derek Bell, 118), 7-2; Funnyoushouldask (Miguel Hernandez, 119), 5-1; Our Flying Angel (Isaias Enriquez, 116), 8-1; Dream Kin (Alejandro Medellin, 116), 15-1; I Am Lesters Gal (Justin Shepherd, 119), 8-1; Iplaytricks (Ken Tohill, 122), 6-1; Rose's Desert (Casey Lambert, 123), 2-1; and Gossip Dome (Ry Eikleberry, 119), 6-1.


Also on Sunday, a field of nine geldings has been entered in the $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R). Morning-line favorite Mostly Dust, a homebred 4-year-old Dry Gulch gelding owned by Larry Teague and Harry Teague, drew post 7 for the 6 1/2-furlong stakes.

Mostly Dust is coming off of a second-place finish in the 6-furlong, $170,000 New Mexico Cup Sprint Championship (R) at Zia Park on October 28. The gelding has banked $179,340 from 16 outs, and his six wins include a half-length score against open company in last year's $40,000 Norgor Derby at Ruidoso Downs.

Attitude E Racer, a 4-year-old Desert God gelding racing for Michael C. Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, drew post 9 for the Johnie L. Jamison. Attitude E Racer is coming off of a 1 1/2-length victory at odds of 23-1 in the New Mexico Cup Sprint Championship.

Approximate post time for the Johnie L. Jamison Handicap is 4:05 p.m. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds – Our Choice (Ry Eikleberry, 122), 9-2; Chuchuluco (Isaias Enriquez, 121), 5-1; Smash Dancer (Casey Lambert, 121), 4-1; Lesters Secret (Enrique Gomez, 118), 12-1; Nuggets Please (Derek Bell, 117), 15-1; Hunting Dixie (Francisco Giles, 116), 15-1; Mostly Dust (Miguel Hernandez, 119), 7-2; Desert Hennessy (Carlos Madeira, 122), 5-1; and Attitude E Racer (Ken Tohill, 121), 5-1.

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