Jans Cartel Returns in New Mexico Breeders' Futurity Trials

The graded stakes finalist will make her next start Friday at SunRay Park.

New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association

SunRay Park's Friday program includes four 350-yard New Mexico Breeders' Futurity trials.

Jans Cartel, a homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Denny Crozier of Hobbs, New Mexico, will make her next start in Friday’s 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) trials at SunRay Park.

Trained by H.G. “Poppy” Aldavaz, Jans Cartel has earned $19,859 from two starts, and she was a finalist in the April 8, 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. The gray filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Martin Felix in the second of four trials.

Jans Cartel’s seven opponents in the second heat include Shirley Grisham’s Purples Miracle, a homebred gray filly by the Dean Miracle stallion Hearts Miracle trained by Ken Grisham. Purples Miracle is a full sister to 2015 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) winner RG Miracle.

Purples Miracle will be ridden by Jose Ruiz from post 7.

Frangellica, a gray daughter of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Jose DeHerrera for owner Javier M. Chavez, will make her debut from post 8 in the third heat. A $24,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the filly is a half sister to 2012 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) winner Rex Hill.

Albert Medrano will ride Frangellica on Friday.

Redd Metal, a sorrel son of Swissle Stick (TB) owned and trained by Alvaro Hinojos, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the fourth trial. A half brother to graded stakes winner Junior June Bug and stakes winner Hedge Fund, the gelding was a $6,500 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale.

Redd Metal drew post 8 and will be ridden by Mauro Salcedo.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the May 14, $100,000-est. New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity final.

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