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Woodacouldadid is Prompt Favorite in Foutz Distaff Handicap
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Breaking sharply from post 4 under jockey Tracy Hebert, Woodacouldadid sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Monday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $40,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park.

Woodacouldadid set fractions of :23.08 and :46.81 before reaching the finish line 1 3/4 lengths in front of Desert City in 1:18.19. Jose R. Gonzalez Jr. saddled the homebred 6-year-old daughter of Minister Eric for owner Terrine G. Ransier of Deming, New Mexico.

Woodacouldadid is one of four black-type winners sired by Minister Eric, a Kentucky-bred son of the A.P. Indy stallion Old Trieste. Raced in California and Kentucky from 2003-06, Minister Eric earned $562,771 from 13 starts and scored a half-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $200,000 San Fernando Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G2) for 4-year-olds at San Anita Park in 2005.

Minister Eric entered stud in ’07 and has sired the earners of more than $2.3 million from 71 starters. The stallion stood the 2015 season at Lake Star Stud in Kentucky.

Woodacouldadid’s dam, Prospective Girl, is a 13-year-old unraced Kentucky-bred mare by the Danzig stallion Langfuhr who has foaled two winners from as many starters. Woodacouldadid’s second dam, the winning Woodman mare Woodman’s Prospect, is a half sister to Windrush, the winner of the $109,800 Stymie Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct in 2001.

Woodacouldadid’s third dam, the Storm Cat mare Tempest Dancer, won the $105,750 Ellis Park Breeders’ Cup Handicap in Kentucky in 1994 and was a full sister to Sardula, a daughter of Storm Cat who won four graded stakes from 1993-94, including the 1993 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) and ’94 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs, and a half sister to Imperial Gesture, a Langfuhr filly who won the 2002 Beldame Stakes (G1) and Gazelle Handicap (G1), both at Belmont Park.

Woodacouldadid returned a $3.80 win mutuel as the 9-10 favorite in the Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff, just four weeks after she sprung a 34-1 upset victory in the 5 1/2-furlong, $100,000 La Coneja Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. All told, the mare has won eight of 23 races, including both of her outs this season, and the $24,000 winner’s share of the Foutz Distaff purse bumped her bankroll to $203,218.

Rogue Divergent finished third, 3 1/4 lengths behind the winner, and was followed by My Bikini Fell Off, Sunday Rose, and One Foxy Babe.

Runner-up Desert City is a 5-year-old daughter of the late Desert God campaigned by Stable HMA, which claimed the mare for $10,000 at Sunland Park on April 8. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, the mare has won two of 15 starts and has earned $45,205.

Rogue Divergent is owned by Dr. Miguel Gallegos’ Gallegos del Norte Racing of Albuquerque, which also bred the 4-year-old daughter of the Carson City stallion Valet Man. Rogue Divergent has won three of 11 outs, and the $4,000 third-place share of the Foutz Distaff purse increased her bankroll to $45,961.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Sunday, October 29, 2017
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
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