Good Job Honey Pulls Mild Upset in West Texas Derby

The Freighttrain B filly outruns her 8-1 odds to win Sunday at Sunland Park.

Q-Racing Journal

Felipe Garcia-Luna celebrates Good Job Honey's victory in Sunday's West Texas Derby at Sunland Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Felipe Garcia-Luna rode Good Job Honey to a neck victory in Sunday's 400-yard, $160,900 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park.

Sent to post at odds of 8-1 and coming off of a win in her trial, Good Job Honey stopped the timer against a 5-mph head wind in :19.762. Miguel Castillo saddled the Texas-bred daughter of Freighttrain B for owners Shirley Grisham and J Bar 7 Ranch LLC.

Good Job Honey, the fifth-fastest qualifier, was bred by J Bar 7 Ranch. The filly has won six of her nine starts, including last year's Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park, and the $75,623 winner's share of the purse from her second career stakes score pushed her earnings to $182,388, of which $90,978 has been banked this season.

BF Fooserageous finished second and was followed by Nexxus, fastest qualifier and 5-2 favorite Boxwineizfine, California King, Undaunted, First Note Medley Rocky El Roble, Silver Tarzan, and JM Mr Evan.

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