First Moonflash Filly Tops First Set of Ruidoso Futurity Trials

Flash And Roll makes her debut a successful one on Friday.

Q-Racing Journal

Scott Bryant's Flash And Roll won the 15th of 16 Ruidoso Futurity trials in her career debut on Friday. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Scott Bryant's Flash And Roll, a California-bred daughter of champion First Moonflash and a $200,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, on Friday posted the fastest qualifying time from the first day of Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Ridden by G.R. Carter Jr. for trainer Mike Joiner, Flash And Roll won the 15th of 16 350-yard trials by 1 1/2 lengths in :17.796. The filly was bred by Julianna Hawn Holt and is out of Stylish Jess Br, a multiple Grade 1-winning daughter of Feature Mr Jess and the sport's champion aged mare in 2009.

"She did really well in her schooling race, and we'll see how she does (in the final)," said Joiner.

"I think she's good-minded ennough to keep me from messing her up," quipped the trainer.

Joiner and Carter were confident that Flash And Roll was talented even before her first out. At the start of a workout at Sunland Park this spring, Carter lost a stirrup and she was still able to outwork her company by daylight.

The second-fastest qualifier from Friday, Newman Cattle Company LLC's Blue Corazon, made his debut with a 1 1/2-length win in the 10th trial. Ridden by Ricky Ramirez for trainer Rodolfo Valles, the gray son of Coronado Cartel covered 350 yards in :17.985.

Blue Corazon was bred in Arkansas by Corner K Quarter Horses. The gelding's dam, Bye Bye Baby Goodbye, is a winning daughter of Takin On The Cash.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the June 10, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) from the first day of trials. Click here for a list of 2-year-olds with first preference to race in the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational Stakes on June 10.

The winner of the Ruidoso Futurity, the first leg of Ruidoso Downs' All American Futurity Triple Crown, will earn $420,000.

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