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Q-Racing JournalJune 19, 2014
Sherree Meridyth’s Jazzsnspots tries to continue her improvements when she starts as the fastest qualifier against a wide-open field in the Four Corners Futurity (G3) at SunRay Park on Saturday afternoon.
Jazzsnspots (Double Feature Jess-Patti Spot by Spotter Bay (TB)) surprised in the second of five trials when she won by neck over third-fastest qualifier Chicks Deville (Chicks Regard-La Jolla Sioux by Streakin La Jolla).
Trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Jazzsnspots was third behind Clear Winn (Jess Zoomin-Winga by Holland Ease) when they each made their career debuts in a SunRay Park maiden race. Jazzsnspots returned to score the 11-1 upset win in her Four Corners Futurity trial while Tomas Avitia’s Clear Winn pushed his record to 2-for-2 with a three-quarter-length Four Corners trial win.
Jazzsnspots raced to the fastest-qualifying time of :17.425 while Clear Winn posted the second-fastest time of :17.463 for trainer Mario Alvaro Montoya.
Ramon Sanchez’s Chicks Deville lugged in during his trial while finishing second to Jazzsnspots with the third-fastest time of :17.470. The Robert Rivera-trained gelding traveled to SunRay Park after finishing fourth in the $45,000 AQRA Spring Futurity.
Norma Reyes’ Smoke On The Water (Spit Curl Jess-Smokin (TB) by Smoke Glacken) won the AQRA Spring Futurity by 1 1/2 lengths and then finished third, as the 1-2 favorite, behind Jazzsnspots and Chicks Deville in their Four Corners trial.
Supporting the Four Corners Futurity is the $45,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG2) for 3-year-old New Mexico-bred fillies.
Jill Giles’ homebred Penny Snatchin (Gone To The Mountain-Himantenancegal by Dean Miracle) meets Jose Martinez’s Mess Can (Lordly Way-Dontmesswiththebest by Pyromaniac) as the top-two favorites on the morning line.
Penny Snatchin, the 5-2 morning-line choice, makes her SunRay Park debut after finishing third in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes against state-bred fillies in April at Sunland Park. The Wes Giles-trained filly also qualified for the $252,796 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park and the $288,830 New Mexico Classic Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.
Mess Can, at 3-1 on the morning line, won two straight races and then finished fourth in the $45,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG2) in her most recent outing. She won her maiden in February at Sunland Park and then took and non-winners-of-two allowance race before the Senora Stakes.
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