Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Graded stakes winner Slew By You will make her return in Saturday's 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park.
A brown filly by the late Dash Ta Fame out of the Slewacide (TB) mare Slew A Po (TB) and a full sister to multiple stakes winner Slewacidal, Slew By You has earned $146,790 from nine starts, and her three wins include a nose score in the January 5, $253,000 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland. Juan M. Gonzalez trains Slew By You for owner Valle Guadiana Corp.
Another Sunburst contender, Chin S. Lee's Sandys Jesse, is coming off of a third-place finish against older sprinters in the 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) on March 10. Trained by Alonso Orozco, the sorrel daughter of Jesse James Jr won the 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred sophomores on February 17.
Brookstones Chick, a filly by Brookstone Bay racing for Don Reynolds and Lane Reynolds from the barn of trainer Fred Danley, will be making her first start since June 16, when she ran second to Junior June Bug in the 350-yard, $296,000 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
The Sunburst Stakes is the fourth race on Sunland Park's 11-race program. The race shares the track's Saturday spotlight with the colts/geldings and fillies divisions of the 4 1/2-furlong, $60,000-added Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.
The complete lineup for the Sunburst, in post position order including jockey assignments, morning-line odds, and also-eligible entries – Runin Sixes (Jaime Leos), 5-1; Get Down Bambi (Adrian Ramos), 10-1; Brookstones Chick (Bonifacio Perez), 10-1; Posies Desiria (Oscar Rincon), 20-1; Fames Magic (Alonso Rivera), 8-1; Jess A Satin Chicks (Esgar Ramirez), 8-1; Cmon Jessies Girl (L. Salvador Martinez), 6-1; Sandys Jesse (Tanner Thedford), 3-1; Coronas Hot Pink (Larry Gamez), 10-1; Slew By You (Jesse Levario), 4-1; AE-Ms James (Manuel Gutierrez), 15-1; and AE-Afame (Macario Rodriguez), 10-1.