Favored Nucky Wins West Texas Futurity

Gelding becomes the first stakes winner for first crop sire Dominyun.

Q-Racing Journal

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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