Crispyn (pictured, black cap and green blinkers), a graded stakes winning homebred son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion A Royal Jess campaigned by MRB Racing LLC, is the fastest qualifier to the October 15, $1.2 million-est. New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG2) at Albuquerque Downs.

Racing in the ninth of 15 trials on Friday, Crispyn defeated second-fastest qualifier Mr Jess Effort by a neck while covering 400 yards in :19.484. Esgar Ramirez rode the bay gelding for trainer Manuel Rodolfo Rodriguez.

Crispyn is out of First Place Cartel, an unplaced 12-year-old daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. His second dam, the First Place Dash mare First Regards, won the 2002 Dash For Cash Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park.

Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Crispyn has banked $261,885 from seven starts, and his four wins include a neck victory in the April 1, 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. His record includes a second-place finish, a nose behind winner Call Me Jessiecartel, in the July 23, 400-yard Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Mr Jess Effort, the second-fastest qualifier, stopped the timer in :19.511 under jockey Luis Flores-Garcia. Eric Valenzuela prepped the gelded homebred son of the Feature Mr Jess stallion TF Featured Effort for owner Carlos E. Paez.

Mr Jess Effort was coming off of a three-quarter length victory in a 350-yard, $32,000 maiden-special-weight dash for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs on September 1. All told, has won one of four starts and has earned $21,850.

Miss Hi Tide set the third-fastest qualifying time with her third-place finish, a half of a length behind Crispyn, in the ninth heat. Ridden by Adrian Ramos, the Woodbridge filly went 400 yards in :19.561. Wes Giles trained Miss Hi Tide for owner Uno Menos.

Miss Hi Tide was bred by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico, and she was an $80,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The filly is out of Ms Riptide, a stakes-winning and multiple graded stakes placed Ocean Runaway mare, and she is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Mister Riptide.

Miss Hi Tide has won one of three outs and has banked $73,800. Her early season record includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Crispyn, in the New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2).

Following is a complete list of New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity qualifiers.

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)OwnerBreeder (State)TrainerTime
G, A Royal Jess-First Place Cartel by Corona Cartel
MRB Racing LLCMRB Racing LLC (NM)Manuel Rodriguez:19.484
G, TF Featured Effort-Beyond 15 by Desirio
Carlos E. PaezCarlos Paez (NM)Eric Valenzuela:19.511
F, Woodbridge-Ms Riptide by Ocean Runaway
Uno MenosMJ Farms (NM)Wes Giles:19.561
G, Eye Am King-Start Somethin Bad by Pappasito
Nove Racing LLC, Triple R Racing Stables LLC, Antoinette Gonzales and Patricio VenzorMJ Farms (NM)James Gonzales III:19.637
C, JM Specialwynn-PYC Ferarri Prize by PYC Paint Your Wagon
Ventura M Ranch LLCJ & M Racing and Farm (NM)Javier Duarte:19.685
F, Big Daddy Cartel-Miss Totts by Mr Jess Perry
Ellison Cartel and Jeff BourquinMJ Farms (NM)Jose R. Gonzalez Jr.:19.686
YOUNG EMPERORG, Eye Am King-Ima China Rush by RushagoMartin YbarraMJ Farms (NM)Eric Valenzuela:19.693
G, Jet Black Patriot-Dashing Uno by Dashin Is Easy
Haskell E. Rich and Jacque M. RichCopper Spring Ranch (NM)Marc Jungers:19.702
F, Eye Am King-Tangled Vines by Dash Ta Fame
Triple R Racing Stables and Azucena MendozaMJ Farms (NM)James Gonzales III:19.722
F, Eye Am King-Ms Jingles by Bigtime Favorite
MJ FarmsMJ Farms (NM)Wes Giles:19.730