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Three New Mexico Bred Stakes on Tap for Tuesday at Sunland
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Sunland Park’s first Tuesday program since it resumed racing features a total of four Thoroughbred stakes, including three for New Mexico-breds.

Enchantress Stakes

Indian Tiva, a two-time stakes winner during her 2-year-old campaign, will make her first start around two turns in Tuesday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies.

A homebred daughter of the Indian Charlie stallion Shame On Charlie owned and trained by Barbara Brown, Indian Tiva is coming off of a fifth-place finish as the 13-10 favorite in the 6-furlong, $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) at Sunland on December 26. The filly earned $163,638 from seven outs last year, and her three wins included a 3 1/2-length victory in the 6-furlong, $55,000 Permian Basin Stakes on October 12, and a 2 3/4-length score in the 6-furlong, $140,000-added New Mexico Cup Lassie Championship (R) on November 1, both at Zia Park.

Indian Tiva drew the rail post and will be ridden by David Cardoso. The filly’s five opponents include Tipsy Tea, a homebred Seeking The Cat filly trained by Weston Martin for owners Larry Teague and Harry Teague of Hobbs, New Mexico. Tipsy Tea will be making her first start since December 26, when she ran third, 10 lengths behind winner Bryns Fancy Pants, in the La Senora.

Tipsy Tea drew post 5 and will be ridden by Roimes Chirinos.

The complete lineup, including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Indian Tiva (David Cardoso), 2-1; Setting Star (Glen Murphy), 12-1; Kimbell (Ken Tohill), 5-1; Carmon’s Song (Enrique Gomez), 3-1; Tipsy Tea (Roimes Chirinos), 5-2; and Jessie Who (Francisco Duran), 4-1.

Red Hedeman Stakes

A field of eight state-bred 3-year-olds has been entered in Tuesday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Red Hedeman Stakes (R).

Jonesey Who, the 2-1 morning-line favorite, is a homebred Quinton’s Gold gelding trained by Joel Marr for owners Sam and Latane Stevens of Lamesa, Texas. Jonesey Who has banked $87,200 from five outs, and his three wins include a five-length victory in the 6-furlong, $85,000 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) on January 10.

Ken Tohill will ride Jonesey Who from post 7.

Gold Boundry, a stakes winner during his 2-year-old season, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr. for trainer Todd Fincher. A homebred son of Quinton’s Gold racing for Bessie Prather, Steve Prather, and Dwayne Taylor, the gelding has a stakes victory at this distance, as he scored a wire-to-wire, 6 1/2-length win in the 1-mile, $140,000-added Eddy County Stakes (R) at Zia Park on November 25.

The complete lineup for the Red Hedeman Stakes, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- King Of Art (J.C. Villanueva), 10-1; Gold Boundry (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 7-2; Ten Penny Cents (Ry Eikleberry), 9-2; Dyno Dom (Alejandro Medellin), 5-1; Annie’s Ono (Oscar Ceballos), 20-1; Oh Parrdonn Me (Francisco Duran), 8-1; Jonesey Who (Ken Tohill), 2-1; and Get Er Done (Enrique Gomez), 10-1.

Mt. Cristo Rey Stakes

Tucumcari Thoroughbreds’ Infinite Bull, a homebred 5-year-old son of King Bull, will attempt to defend his title in Tuesday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Stakes (R).

Trained by Greg Green, Infinite Bull last season assembled a four-race win streak that included a wire-to-wire, half-length victory in the Mt. Cristo Rey Stakes on March 7. The gelding will be making his first start since May 10, when he placed third in the 870-yard, $60,000 Lobo Championship (R) during Lineage Weekend at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Infinite Bull drew post 9 and will be ridden by Alejandro Medellin.

Other contenders include D E Lover and Thermal. A 5-year-old So Long Birdie gelding racing for Leroy Martinez and trainer Tony Sedillo, D E Lover is coming off of a 4-year-old campaign in which he scored a 2 1/2-length victory in the 5 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Sierra Blanca Handicap at Ruidoso Downs on July 26.

Frank Reyes will ride D E Lover from post 8.

Thermal is trained by Todd Fincher for owner R.D. Hubbard, who also bred the 6-year-old gelded son of Attila’s Storm. Thermal will be making his first start since December 20, when he came from slightly off of the pace to score a 2 1/2-length win in the 6 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- Snowbound Jones (Christian Santiago Reyes), 15-1; Thermal (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 5-1; Woodacouldadid (Ry Eikleberry), 8-1; Hush’s Storm (Ruby Gonzalez), 6-1; Reeser (Luis R. Rodriguez), 15-1; Citizen Geller (Ken Tohill), 10-1; The Waki Rapper (Ricardo Jaime), 8-1; D E Lover (Frank Reyes), 7-2; Infinite Bull (Alejandro Medellin), 3-1; B R Big Red (Enrique Gomez), 8-1; AE-Not My Note (Glen Murphy), 12-1; and AE-Mr Moo (Luis Ramon Rodriguez), 20-1.

In The News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nine stakes races, including two restricted to New Mexico-breds, were contested on Zia Park’s Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” program.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s $1.303-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.

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