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Mountain Top Trials on Tap at Ruidoso

New Mexico-breds set to compete for a spot in record-breaking $356,980 final.

May 26, 2013

Gary Thompson’s Threedeewoodee, second in the New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2), returns in the 10 trials to the record-setting Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

This year’s purse is $356,980 for the 350-yard dash for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds on June 15. That is up from $296,000 last year, a 20-percent increase. A year ago, 80 horses competed in the trials and there are 99 entries in Friday’s trials with one supplemental nominee, C&G Racing’s first-time starter Swiss Sandy in the first trial.

Threedeewoodee won his New Mexican Spring Futurity trial by one-half length in his career debut and then was sent off at 16-1 odds in the Spring Futurity. He stepped up with the second-place effort for trainer Chris Zamora.

Manuel Gutierrez will be aboard Threedeewoodee when they start from the third post position in the fourth trial.

SMS Racing’s Jess Corona Jr. is still looking for his first win after finishing second in the New Mexican Spring Fling Futurity (R). He was beaten by just a nose in his third career start behind Kia Won in the Spring Fling.

Jess Corona Jr. starts from the inside post position with Esgar Ramirez up.

Racing continues through Monday at Ruidoso Downs with a 1 p.m. first post time daily. There is always free parking and free general admission.

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