Jess Hot Wins New Mexico State Fair Futurity
The homebred gelding keeps his record perfect at Albuquerque Downs.
September 22, 2017
Mike Abraham’s Jess Hot kept his record perfect with a neck victory in Saturday's $289,993 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.
Ridden by Agustin Silva for trainer Larry Chavez, Jess Hot went 400 yards in :19.850 while earning his third win in as many outs. The $144,996 winner’s share of the purse from Jess Hot’s first stakes victory pushed the homebred son of Jess A Chicks’ bankroll to $159,996, all of which has been earned at Albuquerque Downs this season.
Jess Hot’s dam, the unraced 12-year-old Corona Caliente mare Hot Babe Indy Suds, produced Hot Indy Chick, a full sister to Jess Hot who won last year’s $409,110 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs. A half sister, the stakes-placed Cmon Jesses Girl, was a finalist in the 2012 Zia Futurity.
“We’ve always liked this horse,” said Abraham. “He comes from a good family, and he’s a big, nice-looking horse. We’ve always had high hopes for him.”
Jess Hot didn’t make his debut until August 4, and he responded with a clear 1 3/4-length victory in a 330-yard, $20,000 maiden-special-weight dash for New Mexico-breds. The gelding won his State Fair Futurity trial by a half of a length on September 8.
“We waited on him before he made his first start, so we might just give him some time off after tonight and not race him again until some time next year,” Abraham said.
Two Wines, Hollywoodcrown, Miles Of Flash, Jessa Diva, and Riverside Flash completed the order of finish.
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