Overflow Field Entered in Grade 1 Southwest Juvenile Championship

A Passion For Flashn is the 7-2 morning-line choice for Sunday's 440-yard stakes at Zia Park.


Graded stakes winners A Passion For Flashn and Carris Cartel (pictured here winning the October 14 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship) head a field of 12 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship. PHOTO: Coady Photography

An overflow field of a dozen 2-year-olds, including two also-eligible entries, has been entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

RC Racing LLC’s A Passion For Flashn, a brown son of champion First Moonflash trained by Martin Orona Sr., is the 7-2 morning-line favorite. The gelding will be stretching out in distance off of his neck victory as the 2-1 choice in the 400-yard, $300,000 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park on October 29.

A Passion For Flashn has earned $200,776 from nine outs, all in New Mexico. The gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez.

Other contenders include Carris Cartel, a homebred daughter of The Louisiana Cartel trained by Edelmiro Carrizales for owner Nancy Carrizales. Carris Cartel is coming off of a neck victory in the 350-yard, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Prairie Meadows on October 14.

Carris Cartel drew post 2 and will be ridden by Santos Carrizales.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Believe Me Irene (Jose Luis Enriquez), 5-1
Carris Cartel (Santos Carrizales), 4-1
Estrella Damm (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 8-1
Strykr Force (Roberto Meraz Jr.), 8-1
A Passion For Flashn (Manuel Gutierrez), 7-2
Swankee (Ricky Ramirez), 20-1
Desire Astoli (Mauro Salcedo), 15-1
Suenos Dineros (Esgar Ramirez), 9-2
Apollitical Brooke (Irving Delgado-Bustillos), 12-1
Bad Neighbor (Daniel A. Torres), 10-1
AE-Siximoons (L. Salvador Martinez), 10-1
AE-Pops (Oscar Cordova), 15-1

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