Mr Jess Perry Filly Tops First Day of Ruidoso Futurity Trials

Mojo Perry wins the seventh of 15 350-yard heats Friday at Ruidoso Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Mojo Perry earned her second win in three outs in Friday's Ruidoso Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

LMG Racing Inc.'s Mojo Perry, a $30,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, posted the fastest qualifying time from the first day of Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday.

Ridden by Bonifacio Perez for trainer Chris Zamora, Mojo Perry won the seventh of 15 350-yard trials in :17.702, and her margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from fourth-fastest qualifier Cash And Corona. The daughter of Mr Jess Perry was winning for the second time in three outs.

Mojo Perry was coming off of a ninth-place finish in the April 30, 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G1) at Sunland Park. The filly has has banked $11,024.

"She is learning and improving," said Zamora of Mojo Perry. "I'm proud of her, and she's looking to go down the track (a longer distance)."

A Revenant recorded the second-fastest qualifying time, as the Mr Jess Perry colt won the ninth heat by one length in :17.748. Cody Jensen rode the first-time starter for owners Johnny Cope, R.D. Hubbard, Rafter W Stables, and henry "Butch" Southway.

A Revenant prepped for his debut by running second in a 300-yard training race earlier this month.

"This horse worked very well at home, and then in the training race it was the first time he had a horse in front of him and he was green," said A Revenant's trainer, Mike Joiner. "I think he'll just get better and better."

The Ruidoso Futurity trials continue with 15 more heats on Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. (MDT).

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers from the first day. Click here for a list of the first five qualifiers for the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

Both the Ruidoso Futurity and Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational will be contested on June 12.

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