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New Mexico Cup Derby Trials

Woodys Copy Cat sets the fastest qualifying time.

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Enrique Barrera’s Woodys Copy Cat, a daughter of Woodbridge and a $4,700 yearling purchase at the 2017 New Mexico-Bred Sale, is the fastest qualifier to the October 27, $200,000-est. New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2).

Racing in the first of two 440-yard trials at Zia Park on Sunday, Woodys Copy Cat won by a half of a length in :21.920. Jaime Leos rode the brown filly for trainer Cynthia Gonzalez.

Woodys Copy Cat was bred by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico. The filly was stretching out in distance off of her third-place finish in the 400-yard, $198,000 Zia Derby (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs on July 28.

Woodys Copy Cat has won five of 15 races and has earned $313,347, and her record includes a neck victory in last year’s 400-yard, $315,000 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2).

Tooflashyforyou, the second-fastest qualifier, won the second heat by a half of a length in :21.980. Hector Aldrete rode the homebred daughter of champion First Moonflash for owners Bob and Sissie McClure and trainer Harvey Baeza.

Tooflashyforyou has banked $55,092 from 14 starts, and she was a finalist in last year’s New Mexico Cup Futurity.

Click here for a complete list of New Mexico Cup Derby finalists.

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