Sheza Ahotmess, a homebred daughter of champion First Moonflash racing for Sherree Meridyth, is the fastest qualifier to the May 22, $120,000-added New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) at SunRay Park.
Trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Sheza Ahotmess on Friday won the first of seven 350-yard trials in :17.462. Gerardo Vera rode the bay filly.
Sheza Ahotmess is out of Jazzsnspots, a homebred winning daughter of the Feature Mr Jess stallion Double Feature Jess. The filly has won two of three races and has earned $24,292, and she was a finalist in the April 3, 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.
Second-fastest qualifier Flash Divine won the sixth heat by two lengths in :17.628. Noe Garcia Jr. rode the sorrel First Moonflash colt for owners Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez and trainer Wes Giles.
A homebred, Flash Divine was making his career debut. The colt is out of Girlonthego, a Man On The Move mare who won the 2014 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs. Flash Divine is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Cat Daddys Lil Girl.
Major Game, the third-fastest qualifier, won the fourth trial by one length while covering 350 yards in :17.629 under jockey Sergio Becerra Jr. Eric Valenzuela prepped the graded stakes placed son of freshman sire Gronkowski for owners Jaime Perez, Andres Estrada, and J. Santos Espinosa.
Major Game was bred by Mike Abraham. The chestnut colt has won two of three starts and has banked $43,073, and he was coming off of a third-place finish in the New Mexican Spring Futurity.
The complete list of qualifiers is below:
|Horse (Sex, Pedigree)||Owner||Breeder (State)||Trainer||Time|
F, First Moonflash-Jazzsnspots by Double Feature Jess
|Sherree Meridyth||Sherree Meridyth (NM)||Guadalupe Munoz Jr.||:17.462|
C, First Moonflash-Girlonthego by Man On The Move
|Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez||Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vazquez (NM)||Wes Giles||:17.628|
C, Gronkowski-A Major Chamisa by Major Rime
|Jaime Perez, Andres Estrada, and J. Santos Espinosa||Mike Abraham (NM)||Eric Valenzuela||:17.629|
F, Jumpn Chic-Esperance by Eyesa Special
|Donald Cabrera, Linda Weiss, Bradley C. Bolen, and Cole M. Clinger||Holly Hooper (NM)||Brad Bolen||:17.643|
F, Osbaldo-VN Dos Por Tres by Tres Seis Nueve
|Cristal Valencia||Hubaldo Solis (NM)||Jacob Enriquez||:17.659|
F, Jess A Chicks-The Blues Girl by Corona Cartel
|Gustavo Cadena Jr.||Mike Abraham (NM)||David M. Gomez-Barraza||:17.703|
|BF DADDYS DIVA|
F, Big Daddy Cartel-BF Divine Dynasty by FDD Dynasty
|Dick Wellborn and Wacy Walraven||Birrell Farms (NM)||Dick Wellborn||:17.724|
|J Y JAAZIEL|
C, Big Daddy Cartel-Thats Jess Hot by Jess A Chicks
|Francisco J. Roman Sr.||Francisco J. Roman Sr. (NM)||Guadalupe Munoz Jr.||:17.766|
|JESS CALL ME MASON|
G, Jess A Chicks-Ms Perry Mason by Mr Jess Perry
|Triple R Racing Stables LLC||Mike Abraham (NM)||James J. Gonzales III||:17.791|
|FLASH ME THE PRICE|
G, First Moonflash-First Prize Mine by Mr Jess Perry
|Samuel R. Natera||Blanca Varela (NM)||Guadalupe Munoz Jr.||:17.797|