Send Me A Candy Tree Defends Lubbock

Last year's winner looks for a repeat in Lubbock Stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

The Estate of Carl Pevehouse’s homebred Send Me A Candy Tree looks to defend her win in last year’s Lubbock Stakes (G3) when she starts in this year’s 400-yard, $55,000 renewal for distaffers on Saturday afternoon at Zia Park.

Send Me A Candy Tree (Oak Tree Special-Send Me The Candy by Leaving Memories) stood out in last year’s Lubbock Stakes when she won by one length in a smart :19.231 for the 400 yards. She has made three starts this year with an allowance win two starts back and a third in the $56,300 Decketta Stakes (G3) last spring at Remington Park for trainer Clinton Crawford.

Pedro Carrillo’s Alis Jumpn (Jumpn-Gloria In Red by First On The Red) is the hot mare, riding a four-race winning streak that includes two stakes wins. The Tony Gallegos-trained mare won the $50,000 O.B. Cockerell Stakes (G3) by half of a length at The Downs at Albuquerque in her latest start on August 3. She raced the 350 yards in a fast :17.218 as the 8-5 choice. She won the $35,000 La Plata Stakes (G3) back in May.

Zoomin Away (Azoom-Elegant Dasher by First Down Dash) is a former claimer who is showing her class as a 6-year-old. At Ruidoso Downs this summer, she was fourth in the $20,000 Mr Jet Moore Handicap (G3) and then third in the $200,000 All American Gold Cup (G1), each against males.

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