Friday, December 13, 2013
Two New Mexico-bred stakes -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will top the 11-race program at Sunland Park on Sunday.
Both of the stakes drew overflow fields of 12, including two also-eligible entries.
WDC Wendys Wine, a 4-year-old mare by the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Stakes (RG1) for state-bred distaffers. Racing for Sylvia Aranda and trainer Alonzo Aranda, WDC Wendys Wine is coming off of a third-place finish as the 5-2 choice in the 400-yard, $140,000 New Mexico Fillies & Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park on November 27.
WDC Wendys Wine has earned $128,888 from 19 starts, and the mare’s stakes record includes a second-place finish to Send Me A Candy Tree in the 400-yard, $55,000 Lubbock Stakes (G3) at Zia Park on September 28.
Alejandro Medellin will ride WDC Wendys Wine from post 6 on Sunday.
Other contenders include Runin Sixes, a 3-year-old filly by Sixes Royal owned by Peter B. Gallegos, Valle Guadiana Corp., and Patricia Gonzalez. Runin Sixes ran second, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Jess Rueben James, in the October 27, $199,000 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) at Zia Park.
The Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Stakes will be the fourth race on the program. Estimated post time is 1:30 p.m. (MST).
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds -- Incoho Tes (Felipe Garcia-Luna, 122), 15-1; Aful Alibi (Hector Aldrete, 125), 6-1; Cmon Jesses Girl (Jaime Leos, 123), 8-1; Call Me A Blazn Chic (Alonso Rivera, 125), 6-1; Sandys Jesse (Esgar Ramirez, 124), 8-1; WDC Wendys Wine (Alejandro Medellin, 126), 7-2; Get Down Bambi (Sergio Rodriguez, 124), 6-1; Runin Sixes (Tanner Thedford, 124), 5-1; Desert Delight Cash (Larry Gamez, 122), 10-1; Jessiana (Salvador Martinez, 122), 6-1; AE-Ofashionsoutherngirl (Porfirio Cano, 122), 10-1; and AE-Cute N Famous (Roberto Valero, 121), 20-1.
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Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) has drawn a full field of 12 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies, including two also-eligible entries.
Lady Genius, the 9-5 morning-line favorite, has won five of her seven outs for owners W.D. Carson Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC. A homebred daughter of Quinton’s Gold trained by Dallas Barton, Lady Genius outran her 9-1 odds to score a 4 1/4-length victory in the 1-mile, $140,000 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for 2-year-olds at Zia Park on November 27.
All told, Lady Genius has banked $251,336, and her race record includes three stakes wins. Carlos Madeira will ride the filly from post 2 on Sunday.
J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s That’s The Idea is the 2-1 morning-line second choice. A homebred filly by Diabolical conditioned by Henry Dominguez, That’s The Idea has won two stakes this season, including the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (R) at Zia Park on October 27.
The Enchantress Stakes will go as the 10th race on Sunday. Estimated post time is 4:04 p.m. (MST). The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- High Test Gal (Francisco Giles), 8-1; Lady Genius (Carlos Madeira), 9-5; B B Looker (Miguel Fuentes Jr.), 30-1; Rollsetroll (Aldo Arboleda), 10-1; Ilikewinnin (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 6-1; That’s The Idea (Ry Eikleberry), 2-1; Got Aces (Enrique Gomez), 15-1; Devious (Dusty Shepherd), 12-1; Siempre Sol (Miguel Perez), 30-1; My Dandy Girl (Alejandro Medellin), 15-1; AE-Won Gold (Ricardo Jaime), 50-1; and Happy N Harmony (Irwin Rosendo), 20-1.