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Running Dragon Draws Post 9 for New Mexican Spring Futurity
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Running Dragon, the fastest qualifier and 3-1 morning-line favorite, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 300-yard, $297,925 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.

A homebred gray daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Zulu Dragon and the Devon Lane (TB) mare Banking Lane, Running Dragon is trained by Juan M. Gonzalez for the By By JJ Limited Partnership. The filly made her debut with a half-length victory in the fifth of seven New Mexican Spring Futurity trials on April 8.

Running Dragon will be ridden by Jose Enrique Ortiz in the final.

Astorga Racing LLC’s Big Spurs, the second-fastest qualifier, won the second trial by a clear 1 3/4 lengths in his career debut. The son of the Corona Cartel stallion Big Daddy Cartel and winning Chimes Band (TB) mare Lady Chimes is trained by Miguel Castillo and will be ridden by Jaime Leos from post 6 on Sunday.

Other contenders include Jose A. Enriquez’s Daddy Queen Cartel and Joe Dee Brooks’ Daddys Allstar. A bay filly by Big Daddy Cartel trained by Castillo and the third-fastest qualifier, Daddy Queen Cartel won the fourth trial by 1 3/4 lengths in her first lifetime out. Daddy Queen Cartel drew post 10 and will be ridden by Felipe Garcia-Luna.

Daddys Allstar was a $30,000 purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs. A gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel and the fourth-fastest qualifier, Daddys Allstar has earned $6,551 from two starts. The filly, a half sister to 2014 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) winner Woodys Allstar, will be ridden by Salvador Martinez for trainer Justin Joiner from post 3.

The complete lineup for the New Mexican Spring Futurity, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Heza Harley Chick (Raul Herrera), 15-1; Cowgirlsalady (Adrian Ramos), 10-1; Daddys Allstar (Salvador Martinez), 6-1; Buildem Fast (Jose L. Enriquez), 10-1; Peyote Run (Esgar Ramirez), 12-1; Big Spurs (Jaime Leos), 5-1; Dramatic Moon (Cipriano Vidana), 10-1; Disco Dragon (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 6-1; Running Dragon (Jose Enrique Ortiz), 3-1; and Daddy Queen Cartel (Felipe Garcia-Luna), 4-1.

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