Fine Am Eye (pictured), a sorrel daughter of Eye Am King owned by Backdoor Thoroughbreds, is one of 10 state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses entered back in Sunday’s 400-yard, $435,209 New Mexico State Fair Derby (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.

A $27,000 yearling purchase at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Fine Am Eye has earned $110,508 from 17 races, and her six wins include a half-length victory in the last of six State Fair Derby trials on September 23. The filly’s season record includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner KJ Daddys Money, in the March 4, 350-yard Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies at Sunland Park.

Fine Am Eye drew post 4 and will be ridden by Bryan Candanosa for trainer Fred Danley.

KJ Daddys Money, a homebred Big Daddy Cartel filly trained by Wes Giles for owners John Lee, Kathy Lee, and Ruben Mares, drew post 5 and will be ridden by Alan Hernandez. The fourth-fastest qualifier, KJ Daddys Money has banked $105,240 from six outs this season, and she ended her 2-year-old season with a victory in the 400-yard, $380,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Pick Your Pour (Ricky Ramirez), 6-1
Jenavi (Francisco Calderon), 20-1
Just En King (Alfredo Sigala), 25-1
Fine Am Eye (Bryan Candanosa), 9-2
KJ Daddys Money (Alan Hernandez), 3-1
Vintage Bourdeaux (Luis Flores-Garcia), 7-2
White Knight (Daniel Torres), 12-1
Wood Dee Queen (Noe Garcia Jr.), 15-1
Codex (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 8-1
Dash Flash (Luis Martinez), 25-1
AE-RC Heza Flashn Dream (Luis Martinez), 30-1
AE-Flashtoglory (Gerardo Vera), 30-1