Klassic Strawfly Draws Post 8 for West Texas Maturity

The 11-year-old gelding is the fastest qualifier for Friday's stakes at Sunland Park.


Yaneth Cabrera's Klassic Strawfly will seek the first stakes win of his 11-year-old season in Friday's West Texas Maturity. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Klassic Strawfly, an 11-year-old son of Genuine Strawfly racing for Yaneth Cabrera of Peralta, New Mexico, is one of 10 aged sprinters entered back in Friday’s 400-yard, $115,113 West Texas Maturity (G3) at Sunland Park.

The fastest qualifier, Klassic Strawfly is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the second of three West Texas Maturity trials on February 17. Last season, the gelding earned $208,290 from eight starts, and his six wins included three stakes.

Klassic Strawfly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Alejandro Medellin for trainer Alfredo Gomez. His nine opponents include defending West Texas Maturity champion Once Over, an 8-year-old Walk Thru Fire gelding trained by Jose Luis Marquez for owner Jaime Bujanda. Once Over’s two wins in as many official starts last year included a nose victory in the West Texas Maturity.

Once Over drew post 6 and will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Gbh Gunsmoke (Oscar Cordova)
Jm Apollo (Esgar Ramirez)
May Be Fantastic Sa (Emilio Tapia)
Rattle N Battle (Oscar Hernandez)
Fine Oak Corona (Raul Herrera)
Once Over (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Sf Hot Pass (Jose E. Ortiz)
Klassic Strawfly (Alejandro Medellin)
Walken To The Moon (Manuel Gutierrez)
Flare For Ivory (Bonifacio Perez)

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