Time For Wine is Prompt Favorite in Junos Request

The 5-year-old mare wins by a half of a length at Remington Park.

Q-Racing Journal

Sent to post as the 13-10 favorite, Time For Wine responded with a half-length win in Saturday's Junos Request Stakes. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Time For Wine, a 5-year-old daughter of Mr Jess Perry owned by Pete Scarmardo of Caldwell, Texas, sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes for fillies and mares at Remington Park.

Sent to post as the 13-10 favorite in the full field of 10, Time For Wine went 400 yards in :19.580 under jockey James Flores. John Weghorst prepped the sorrel mare, who was extending her win streak to three.

Time For Wine was coming off of a one-length win as the 3-5 choice in the 400-yard, $53,190 Merial Oklahoma Distaff Challenge (G3) at Remington on May 14. The mare was bred in California by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC, and she is out of the winning First Down Dash mare Fine Wines. Her second dam, the Streakin Dash mare Dashin Sandy, won the 1992 Diamond Classic Futurity (RG2) in Wyoming and was a finalist in that season's Golden State Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Raced in Oklahoma, Texas and California, Time For Wine has won seven of 20 starts, and her four stakes wins include last year's Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. The $59,730 winner's share of the Junos Request Stakes purse pushed her earnings to $185,953.

Miss Feet Down First, Bye Bye Birdy, Phoebesdynasty, Jess Envision, Memphis D Nasty, Blacks Cartel, Unfinished Biz, Miss Aguilar, and Pycs Little Lady completed the order of finish.

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