Mi Amor Secreto Draws Post 7 for Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge

The homebred gelding seeks his first stakes win on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Mi Amor Secreto, pictured here winning his trial, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Saturday's Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Kelly Perez's Mi Amor Secreto, a homebred son of The Louisiana Cartel and the fastest qualifier, drew post 7 for Saturday's 400-yard, $68,940 Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge at Ruidoso Downs.

Trained by Marcos Carrizales, Mi Amor Secreto has won two of five starts, including the second of four trials on June 15, and he has earned $19,278. The gelding will be ridden by Santos Carrizales as he seeks his first career stakes victory.

Other contenders include Reliance Ranches LLC's SC Vapor Trail, a homebred Corona Cartel filly trained by Mike Robbins. SC Vapor Trail has banked $87,883 from 11 outs, and her four wins include a half-length victory in last year's 350-yard, $44,000 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge. She also was a finalist in last year's Grade 1, 350-yard Ed Burke Million Futurity at Los Alamitos.

SC Vapor Trail drew post 10 and will be ridden by Stormy Smith.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Corona Ranger (Agustin Silva), 9-2
Famous Joker (Federico Martinez), 15-1
Seminole Senator (G.R. Carter Jr.), 10-1
JD Wagon Boss (Raul Herrera), 12-1
Senator Fast Jack (Ricky Ramirez), 6-1
Feature Me Gorgeous (Adrian Ramos), 20-1
Mi Amor Secreto (Santos Carrizales), 3-1
Vallerro (Raul Ramirez Jr.), 8-1
Walcott (Mauro Salcedo), 15-1
SC Vapor Trail (Stormy Smith), 7-2

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