Daddys Blushing Remains Perfect After Mountain Top Score

The Big Daddy Cartel gets his second career stakes victory on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Daddys Blushing earned his second stakes victory in Saturday's Mountain Top Futurity for New Mexico-breds at Ruidoso Downs.

Daddys Blushing kept his perfect mark intact after his wire-to-wire, half-length win in Saturday's $392,554 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) for New Mexico-bred juveniles at Ruidoso Downs.

Campaigned by Gary W. Hartstack, who acquired Daddys Blushing for $14,000 at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the bay son of Big Daddy Cartel went 350 yards in :17.423. Francisco Calderon rode the gelding for trainer Jackie Riddle.

The fifth-fastest qualifier, Daddys Blushing was coming off of a 1 1/4-length score in the sixth of a dozen Mountain Top trials on June 2. The gelding was bred by Mac and Janis Murray's MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico, and he is out of Sandy June Bug, an unraced daughter of the Bugs Alive In 75 stallion Blushing Bug and a half sister to graded stakes winner Sandys Jesse.

Daddys Blushing is a half brother to two stakes winners, including Junior June Bug, the winner of the 2012 Mountain Top Futurity (R). The gelding has won all four of his starts, including the April 29, 330-yard Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational Stakes against open company, and he has earned $183,581.

Flash Moonfire, the fastest qualifier and 6-5 favorite, finished second and was followed by Bigg Daddy, A Passion For Flashn, Frankie James, Tempting Star Gazer, Flashy Tres, Franngelico, Jessa Diva, and Mr Flash The Moolah.

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