New Mexico State Fair Futurity Preview

New Mexico State Fair Futurity Preview

Ten state-bred juveniles are entered back in Sunday's rich final at Albuquerque Downs.

Talbott. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Ten state-bred 2-year-olds, topped by fastest qualifier Talbott, are entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $625,689 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.

A gray son of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Juan Carlos Gonzalez for owner Manuel Camacho, Talbott broke his maiden with a half-length win in the ninth of 11 trials on September 9. The gelding, who was purchased as a yearling for $23,000 at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, has earned $5,060 from five races.

Talbott drew post 10 and will be ridden by Carlos Guillen Chacon.

Trainer Wes Giles will send out three finalists, including Codex, a Big Daddy Cartel gelding racing for Uno Mas and a $160,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Codex has won two of five starts and has banked $42,281, and his record includes a fourth-place finish, two lengths behind winner KJ Daddys Money, in the August 7, $380,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Codex is coming off of a clear 1 1/2-length victory in his State Fair Futurity trial. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Fine Am Eye (Daniel Amaya)
Wood Dee Queen (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
White Lightenin (Mario Delgado)
Drinking Champane (Jose Enrique Ortiz)
Flashtoglory (Gerardo Vera)
Blazin Chamisa (Christian Ramos)
Codex (Adrian Ramos)
Shes So Salty (Cordarelton Benn)
RC Jessa Flashn (Emilio Tapia)
Talbott (Carlos Guillen Chacon)

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