Jazzsnspots Looks for Four Corners Win
SunRay Park hosts two stakes this weekend.
June 19, 2014
Sherree Meridyth’s Jazzsnspots tries to continue her improvements when she starts as the fastest qualifier against a wide-open field in the Four Corners Futurity (G3) at SunRay Park on Saturday afternoon.
Jazzsnspots (Double Feature Jess-Patti Spot by Spotter Bay (TB)) surprised in the second of five trials when she won by neck over third-fastest qualifier Chicks Deville (Chicks Regard-La Jolla Sioux by Streakin La Jolla).
Trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Jazzsnspots was third behind Clear Winn (Jess Zoomin-Winga by Holland Ease) when they each made their career debuts in a SunRay Park maiden race. Jazzsnspots returned to score the 11-1 upset win in her Four Corners Futurity trial while Tomas Avitia’s Clear Winn pushed his record to 2-for-2 with a three-quarter-length Four Corners trial win.
Jazzsnspots raced to the fastest-qualifying time of :17.425 while Clear Winn posted the second-fastest time of :17.463 for trainer Mario Alvaro Montoya.
Ramon Sanchez’s Chicks Deville lugged in during his trial while finishing second to Jazzsnspots with the third-fastest time of :17.470. The Robert Rivera-trained gelding traveled to SunRay Park after finishing fourth in the $45,000 AQRA Spring Futurity.
Norma Reyes’ Smoke On The Water (Spit Curl Jess-Smokin (TB) by Smoke Glacken) won the AQRA Spring Futurity by 1 1/2 lengths and then finished third, as the 1-2 favorite, behind Jazzsnspots and Chicks Deville in their Four Corners trial.
Supporting the Four Corners Futurity is the $45,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG2) for 3-year-old New Mexico-bred fillies.
Jill Giles’ homebred Penny Snatchin (Gone To The Mountain-Himantenancegal by Dean Miracle) meets Jose Martinez’s Mess Can (Lordly Way-Dontmesswiththebest by Pyromaniac) as the top-two favorites on the morning line.
Penny Snatchin, the 5-2 morning-line choice, makes her SunRay Park debut after finishing third in the $85,000 Sunburst Stakes against state-bred fillies in April at Sunland Park. The Wes Giles-trained filly also qualified for the $252,796 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park and the $288,830 New Mexico Classic Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.
Mess Can, at 3-1 on the morning line, won two straight races and then finished fourth in the $45,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG2) in her most recent outing. She won her maiden in February at Sunland Park and then took and non-winners-of-two allowance race before the Senora Stakes.
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