Major Moonflash Tops New Mexico Cup Derby Qualifiers
The multiple stakes placed son of First Moonflash won the third of three trials at Zia Park on Sunday.
October 17, 2015
Major Moonflash, a son of First Moonflash owned by Pierre and Leslie Amestoy of Albuquerque, is the fastest qualifier to the November 1, $140,000-added New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2).
Ridden by Adrian Ramos for trainer Wes Giles in the third of three trials on Sunday, Major Moonflash covered 440 yards in :21.912 while defeating third-fastest qualifier Dark Moonflash by three-quarters of a length. The sorrel gelding was coming off of a second-place finish to Astica in the 400-yard, $146,578 First Moonflash Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at The Downs at Albuquerque on September 27.
Major Moonflash was bred by Mike Abraham. The gelding has earned $78,962 from nine outs this season.
Second-fastest qualifier Mr Mo Runaway won the second heat by three-quarters of a length in :21.912. The gray son of Sign To Be A Runaway was ridden by Jose Enriquez for owner Eusebio V. Sanchez and trainer Manuel Urioste.
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