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That’s The Idea is Morning-Line Favorite in Eddy County Stakes
RSS Feeds Thursday, November 21, 2013
That’s The Idea, a homebred daughter of Diabolical racing for J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, is the 2-1 morning-line choice in Sunday’s 1-mile, $120,000 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park.

The Eddy County Stakes is one of five stakes to be contested on Zia Park’s all-Thoroughbred program, billed as “Land of Enchantment Day,” which begins at 12:00 p.m. (MST). Trained by Henry Dominguez, That’s The Idea has won all three of her starts, including the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (R) at Zia Park on October 27, and the 5 1/2-furlong, $194,000 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs on July 28.

Enrique Gomez will ride That’s The Idea from post 6 on Sunday.

Other contenders include R.D. Hubbard’s Reaper, a homebred son of Attila’s Storm trained by Todd Fincher. The gelding has won all three of his races, including two stakes, and has earned $176,995.

The complete lineup for the Eddy County Stakes, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Reaper (Duane Sterling), 5-2; Lady Genius (Carlos Madeira), 10-1; Chili Con Queso (Ry Eikleberry), 10-1; Proceed (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 3-1; D E Lover (Miguel Perez), 6-1; That’s The Idea (Enrique Gomez), 2-1; and Explosively Fast (Dusty Shepherd), 10-1.

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Sunday’s richest race, the inaugural running of the 1 1/16-mile, $300,000 Zia Park Oaks, has attracted a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, including Unusual Way, a California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat owned by Edward J. Brown Jr. and Philip Lebherz and trained by Jeff Bonde.

Unusual Way has earned $224,750 from seven races this season, and her race record includes a 2 1/4-length victory in the 1-mile, $100,000 Campanile Stakes (R) for state-bred fillies on the turf at Golden Gate Fields on June 1. On July 21, the filly ran second, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Wishing Gate, in the 1-mile, $150,000 San Clemente Stakes (G2) on the turf at Del Mar on July 21.

Another Zia Park Oaks contender, Gold Medal Dancer, is a homebred filly by Medaglia d’ Oro campaigned by Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stable. Conditioned by Donnie K. Von Hemel, Gold Medal Dancer is coming off of a second-place finish in the 1 1/16-mile, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on September 29.

The complete lineup for the Zia Park Oaks, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- I Am Miss Brown (Terry Thompson), 12-1; Key To My Warrior (Aldo Arboleda), 15-1; Unusual Way (Edwin Maldonado), 2-1; Midnight Flute (Nancy Summers), 12-1; Sister Ginger (Ricardo Santana Jr.), 9-2; Gold Medal Dancer (Luis Quinonez), 3-1; Lady Of Luck (Ry Eikleberry), 20-1; Oscar Party (David Flores), 7-2; and Comic Kitty (David Cardoso), 20-1.

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The remaining three stakes on Sunday’s Zia Park card are the 6-furlong, $55,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes for fillies and mares; the 1 1/16-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Derby for 3-year-olds; and the 1 1/8-mile, $150,000 Zia Park Distance Championship for 3-year-olds and older.

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