Jess Fire Chick Wins Mountain Top Futurity

The filly leads at every call at Ruidoso Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

A sharp break from post 6 helped second-fastest qualifier Jess Fire Chick (yellow and black cap) score her first stakes win in Saturday's Mountain Top Futurity. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Jess Fire Chick, a homebred daughter of Jess A Chicks campaigned by Mike Abraham and Paul Blanchard, led at every call and held on for her first stakes victory in Saturday's $345,655 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.

Trained by Wes Giles and racing against a reported 13-mph head wind, Jess Fire Chick went 350 yards in :17.841 under jockey Adrian Ramos, and her winning margin was a head from Regard The Sevens. The sorrel filly earned an 86 speed index and her second win in two outs.

Jess Fire Chick is out of Required Fire, a homebred 8-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire who won the 2013 Go Josie Go Handicap at Los Alamitos. Her second dam, the Jody O Toole mare No Tools Required, was a multiple graded stakes winner in Texas from 2001-02.

Jess Fire Chick is a half sister to Flash Moonfire, a son of champion First Moonflash who ran second in last year's ountain Top Futurity. The $145,175 winner's share of the purse bumped the filly's earnings to $147,575.

"She breaks hard every time," said Blanchard of Jess Fire Chick, who might make her next start in the 400-yard Zia Futurity (RG1) trials on July 14. "She runs flat and runs hard the whole way. She is 100-percent runner."

No Mires A La Luna ran third, a neck behind Jess Fire Chick, and was followed by Cristobell Fame, Rallydownthealley, Mafiosa, Whooz Your Daddy, fastest qualifier Another Chick Flick, Cartel Mister, and Cat Daddys Lil Girl.

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