Friday, October 05, 2012
Michael Fuhs' Spinning Touch has been assigned to carry 122 pounds in Sunday's 1-mile, $50,000 University of New Mexico Handicap (R) for state-breds at The Downs at Albuquerque.
A homebred 5-year-old stallion by the Hennessy stallion Touchdown Ky, Spinning Touch will be making his first start since August 26, when he scored a 1 1/2-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $50,000 Lineage Stakes (R) at Albuquerque. All told, Spinning Touch has won four of 29 races and has earned $189,029.
Jose Rivera Jr. will ride Spinning Touch from the rail post on Sunday.
Another contender, 5 Star Racing LLC's Groushy Apadana, is a one-time $5,000 claimer who is coming off of a three-quarter length win in the 7-furlong, $50,000 E.T. Springer Stakes (R) at Albuquerque on September 9. Enrique Garcia has been named to ride the 7-year-old gelding by the Crafty Prospector stallion Mr. Groush on Sunday.
The feature race on The Downs at Albuquerque's 10-race program, the University of New Mexico Handicap has an approximate post time of 4:34 p.m.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments – Spinning Touch (Jose Rivera Jr., 122), Running Squall (Vernon Scantling, 117), Groushy Apadana (Enrique Garcia, 121), Dueling Dom (Francisco Giles, 118), Desert Dude (Ricardo Jaime, 117), and Sapello Cantador (John Rochabrun, 117).