La Fiesta Futurity, Derby Previews

La Fiesta Futurity, Derby Previews

Stakes winner KJ Wicked Wanda headlines Sunday's $100,000-added La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

Dynasty Star V. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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KJ Wicked Wanda, a homebred daughter of Apollitical Spirit, is one of 12 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000-added La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

Trained by Wes Giles for owners John Lee, Kathy Lee, and Ruben Mares, KJ Wicked Wanda has earned $56,112 from four starts, and her two wins include a nose victory in the May 22, 350-yard Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park. The filly drew post 10 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

Wes Giles will also send out Dynasty Star V, a daughter of champion FDD Dynasty owned by Melvin Neugebauer and Susan Neugebauer and the fastest qualifier. A $100,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the filly broke her maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in the first of four trials on September 11.

Dynasty Star V drew post 2 and will be ridden by Cordarelton Benn.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

    Marshal Dillon (Edgar S. Martinez)
    Dynasty Star V (Cordarelton Benn)
    La Brujita Mayor (Sergio G. Dominguez)
    Babes (Luis A. Flores-Garcia)
    KVN Empress (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
    Kissie (Jacob Enriquez)
    Restrictions (Carlos Guillen Chacon)
    Chaposdashingbrother (Daniel Amaya)
    Lake Havasu (Omar Iturralde)
    KJ Wicked Wanda (Adrian Ramos)
    AE-KJ Bootscootin Jess (Mario Delgado)
    AE-One Last Ya (Emilio Tapia)


Also on Sunday, Empire Racing's Alamo Lake drew post 7 for the 400-yard, $75,000-added La Fiesta Derby for 3-year-olds.

The fastest qualifier from three trials run September 11, Alamo Lake was a $41,000 yearling buy at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale. The Favorite Cartel gelding will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. for trainer Ramon Mendoza.

Other contenders include Glamazon, a daughter of champion A Revenant trained by Omar Vargas for owner Cristian Leonardo Alcala. Glamazon has won two of her three starts at the current Albuquerque meet, including the 400-yard, $50,000 Balloon City Stakes for fillies and mares on August 20.

Glamazon drew post 4 and will be ridden by Alfredo Sigala.

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