Monday, September 03, 2012
Friday's New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque have drawn 24 state-bred 2-year-old fillies.
Ms James, a finalist in this year's $251,359 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park and $306,456 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs, drew post 1 in the first of three trials. A sorrel filly by Jesse James Jr trained by Carlos Sedillo, Ms James has won two of six starts and has earned $25,685 for her owners, brothers David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins.
Future Coronita, a filly by Jess Kicken racing for Jose Luis Cera and trained by Joe Chavez, is the morning-line favorite in the second heat. Future Coronita scored a three-quarter length victory at odds of 12-1 in a 330-yard maiden special weight race for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque on August 18.
Two recent Albuquerque maiden winners, Glen Hunt's Sheza Honkin Jesse, and Verona G. Vaughn's Whisteria Lane, will face off in the third trial. Also entered in the third heat are Jose G. Badilla's Sandys Jesse, a Jesse James Jr filly who was a finalist in the June 3, $167,700 New Mexico Breeders' Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park, and Posies Desiria, a daughter of Desirio who races for Leighann Kovac and David Bloomer and was a finalist in the New Mexican Spring Futurity.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the 400-yard, $50,000-added New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity final on September 22. Past winners of the Senorita Futurity include Blazin N Shakin, a multiple graded stakes winner who won the race in 2007.