Carson City Girl Draws Post 3 for NMHBA Stakes

The Woodbridge filly is coming off of an upset win in the January 17 Shue Fly Stakes.

New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association

David and Sandra Barrett's Carson City Girl, pictured here winning the January 17 Shue Fly Stakes, will aim for her second career stakes win in Sunday's $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Stakes. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Carson City Girl, the upset winner of the Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) on January 17, drew post 3 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.

A sorrel daughter of Woodbridge, Carson City Girl is trained by Fred Danley for owners David and Sandra Barrett. The filly is coming off of a three-quarter length victory at odds of 18-1 in the Shue Fly.

Carson City Girl has won three of six outs and has earned $90,306, and she was a finalist in last year’s $380,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs. She will be ridden by Larry Gamez in the NMHBA Stakes.

Other contenders include Sic Em Sixes, the 3-1 morning-line favorite. Trained by Juan M. Gonzalez for owners J. Patricia Gonzalez, Peter B. Gallegos, and Sam Tanner, the gray Sixes Royal gelding was third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Carson City Girl, as the 6-5 choice in the Shue Fly.

Adrian Ramos will ride Sic Em Sixes from post 2.

Cindy Bennett’s My Mojito drew post 6 in the NMHBA Stakes off of his second-place finish in the Shue Fly. A bay son of Jesse James Jr trained by Jason Giles, the gelding has banked $48,409 from seven races, and he was a finalist in last year’s New Mexico Breeders’ (RG3) and Downs at Albuquerque (R) futurities.

My Mojito drew post 6 and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez.

The complete lineup for the NMHBA Stakes, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Frank N Jesse (Bonifacio Perez), 6-1
Sic Em Sixes (Adrian Ramos), 3-1
Carson City Girl (Larry Gamez), 7-2
Sierra Royal Bunny (Felipe Garcia-Luna), 15-1
DM Nate Dog (Oscar Cordova), 12-1
My Mojito (Esgar Ramirez), 5-1
DM Little B (Jose Enrique Ortiz), 10-1
Sensual Queen (Carlos Madeira), 10-1
Princess Jesse (Alejandro Medellin), 8-1
Teana Fay (L. Salvador Martinez), 6-1.

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