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'Blazn Chic' Tries to Stay Hot in Shue Fly

Call Me A Blazn Chic Tries to Stay Hot in Shue Fly

January 6, 2012

J and M Racing and Farm’s Call Me A Blazn Chic tries to maintain her lofty spot among her New Mexico-bred division when she heads the state-bred sophomores in the $296,332 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park on Saturday afternoon.

Call Me A Blazn Chic (Chicks A Blazin-Willie Call Me by Calyx) moved to the upper echelon of her division when she won the Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs last summer and then took the New Mexico Classic Cup Futurity (RG2) as the 5-2 favorite. She then stepped up to dominate the seven Shue Fly trials when she won by 1 1/2 lengths, with a sharp :19.413 time for the 400 yards.

After not winning her first four starts, she now has three wins, two seconds and two thirds from eight career starts against New Mexico-breds while earning $359,839.

The Robert Rivera-owned and -trained My Big Chief (Get Down Perry-Majorly Easy by Major Rime) returns to the stakes ranks after winning his latest two starts. The sixth-place finisher in the New Mexico Breeders Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park this spring, the gelding won a conditioned allowance race in November at The Downs at Albuquerque and then took his Shue Fly trial by a neck with the second-fastest time of :19.520.

Isbell Charolais’ Sammy James (Jesse James Jr-Lagaria by Blushing Bug) was second to My Big Chief with the third-fastest qualifying time of :19.557. The Trey Wood-trained colt was the 3-5 favorite in the trial after winning three of his first five outs, highlighted by his dominating 2-length win in the Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs as the 2-1 favorite.