West Texas Futurity Qualifiers

West Texas Futurity Qualifiers

Corona Cartel filly leads the way into the April 1, $282,800 final at Sunland Park.

Think On It wins a 2023 West Texas Futurity trial.

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Think On It, a daughter of Corona Cartel owned and trained by Jesus M. Soto, on Saturday recorded the fastest qualifying time to the April 1, $282,800 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park.

Ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. and aided by a reported 20-mph tail wind, Think On It won the third of 10 300-yard trials by two lengths in :14.980. The $70,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale was making her first career start.

Think On It was bred in Utah by McColee Land and Livestock LLC. The filly is out of Budder Think Twice, a winning daughter of First Down Dash and runner-up in Phoebes Dynasty's 2015 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) at Los Alamitos.

Second-fastest qualifier KJ Little Duce Coup won the 10th heat in :15.016 while aided by a reported 20-mph tail wind. Adrian Ramos rode the gelded son of world champion Apollitical Jess for owners John Lee, Kathy Lee, and Ruben Mares, and trainer Wes Giles.

KJ Little Duce Coup was bred in Arizona by John Lee and Kathy Lee. He is out of Xquizit, a winning daughter of Ivory James and a finalist in the 2012 West Texas Futurity (G1).

The winner of the West Texas Futurity final will earn $132,916.

Click here for a complete list of finalists. Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the April 1, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

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