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Thermal Tops Field in Eddy County Stakes
RSS Feeds Wednesday, November 28, 2012
R.D. Hubbard's Thermal, a homebred gelding by Attila's Storm, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday's 1-mile, $120,000 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park.

Trained by Todd Fincher and ridden by Duane “Lefty” Sterling in all six of his starts, Thermal has won four races, including the 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes (R) on October 28, and the 5-furlong, $135,000 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs on June 23. The gelding has earned $170,497.

Other contenders include Indication N M. A $16,000 buy at last year's New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Indication N M has banked $103,945 from seven outs for his owners, Robert F. Haynsworth and J & SM Inc., and his four victories include a three-quarter length win against open company in the 6-furlong, $55,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Zia Park on October 13.

Trained by Fred Danley, Indication N M finished second, three lengths behind Thermal, in the New Mexico Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes.

The New Mexico Eddy County Stakes is just one of four stakes scheduled on Zia Park's 11-race program. Estimated post time for the stakes is 3:43 p.m. (MST).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds – Rojocango (Derek Bell, 122), 6-1; Indication N M (Isaias Enriquez, 122), 9-2; Dom Cat (Ry Eikleberry, 119), 30-1; Thermal (Duane Sterling, 122), 7-2; Vince Carter (Ken Tohill, 122), 12-1; Jenson's Miracle (Enrique Gomez, 122), 6-1; Rio El Diablo (Casey Lambert, 122), 5-1; Keagan's Way (Carlos Madeira, 122), 20-1; Devon's Iron Giant (Aldo Arboleda, 122), 8-1; and Seattle Flash (Alejandro Medellin, 122), 12-1.

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