Favored Nucky Wins West Texas Futurity
Gelding becomes the first stakes winner for first crop sire Dominyun.
April 12, 2015
Favorite and fastest qualifier Nucky became the first stakes winner for young sire Dominyun when he captured Sunday’s $198,924 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park. The Texas-bred gelding by the first crop stallion had broken his maiden in the trials with a 300-yard dash in :15.210, and he put up a time of :15.052 in the final while winning by three-parts of a length at odds of 2-1. Salvador Martinez rode the bay for trainer Justin Joiner and owners Denis and Julie Schoenhofer.
Bred by Bobby Cox out of the Southern Cartel mare Southern Brook, Nucky is now a winner of $98,594 in two starts. His dam was winless in 18 career starts, but he comes from a family of stakes winners that includes Dianetobewitcha, Dianetogetcha and Dianetomeetcha.
The Apollitical Jess colt Pampered Jess, a Texas-bred running for owner and trainer Alfredo Sanchez, closed to take second as the second favorite. Longshot TF Im That Guy, a First Down Dash colt owned by Victor Diaz and trained by Eliseo Gonzalez, took third.
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