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New Mexico Cup Futurity Qualifiers

Don Chuy C tops the list of qualifiers to the October 27 final.

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Don Chuy C, a stakes-winning son of champion First Moonflash trained by Jose R. Ramos for owner Jesus Carrasco, is the fastest qualifier to the October 27, $350,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) for state-bred juveniles at Zia Park.

Ridden by Adrian Ramos, Don Chuy C on Saturday won the second of seven 400-yard trials by a head from second-fastest qualifier Stominado in :19.889. The brown colt was winning for the third time in four starts and pushing his earnings to $37,200.

Don Chuy C was bred by Mike Abraham. The colt’s resume includes a victory in the July 27, $50,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Stominado covered 400 yards in :19.899 under jockey Jaime Parga Leos. Juan M. Gonzalez prepped the sorrel First Moonflash gelding for owner Victor Diaz.

Stominado was bred by Dosi and Norma Alvarez. A $57,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the gelding has banked $4,167 from five outs. His dam, the winning Rabbits Rainbow mare Diamonds N Rainbows, ran third in the 2005 Shue Fly Stakes (RG1) at Sunland Park.

Third-fastest qualifier Amandas Flashy won the fourth heat by one length in :20.047. Jose Alvarez rode the homebred First Moonflash filly for owners Bob and Sissie McClure and trainer Fred Danley.

Amandas Flashy has won two of four races and has earned $11,380. The filly is out of Holland Fire, a winning daughter of Holland Ease.

The sire First Moonflash was represented by the six fastest qualifiers.

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

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