Hot Indy Chick Upsets Zia Futurity
The filly broke her maiden with a half-length score Sunday at Ruidoso Downs.
July 29, 2016
Sent to post at odds of 18-1, Jacob J. Simmons III's Hot Indy Chick responded with a half-length victory in Sunday's 400-yard, $409,110 Zia Futurity (RG1) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.
Hot Indy Chick stopped the timer in :20.162 under jockey Jaime Parga Leos while scoring her first win in four starts. Cynthia Gonzalez prepped the sorrel daughter of Jess A Chicks.
Hot Indy Chick was bred by Mike Abraham of Bosque, New Mexico. The filly was acquired for $10,000 at last year's New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, and she is a half sister to Cmon Jesses Girl, a winning and stakes-placed daughter of Jesse James Jr and finalist in the 2010 Zia Futurity.
The $171,826 winner's share of the purse from Hot Indy Chick's Zia Futurity win boosted the filly's bankroll to $173,130.
Machismo Moon finished second and was followed by Scooters Debutant, Cartels Star Daddy, Regards Miracle, Major Alligator, Starz Power, Flash For Corona, and 7-10 favorite Running Dragon. Fastest qualifier Big Spurs was scratched.
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