Chicky Chicky Kai, a daughter of the Chicks A Blazin stallion Jess A Chicks racing for Mike G. Parker, is the fastest qualifier to the October 31, $200,000-est. New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2).
At Zia Park on Monday, Chicky Chicky Kai won the first of two 400-yard trials by a neck from fourth-fastest qualifier Woodys Gold. The chestnut filly stopped the timer in :19.566 while earning her fourth win in 10 starts. Sergio Becerra Jr. rode Chicky Chicky Kai for trainer Larry Chavez.
Chicky Chicky Kai was bred by Dirk Jones, and she is a half sister to graded stakes winner Wahene Version. The filly has earned $100,141, of which $92,155 has been banked from seven races this season, and her season record includes a second-place finish in the September 19, 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Derby (R) at The Downs at Albuquerque.
Second-fastest qualifier Hollyn Bootie won the second heat by a head from third-fastest qualifier Bigg Dee. Prepped by Trey Wood for owners Mark and Annette McCloy, the homebred Big Daddy Cartel filly covered 400 yards in :19.582 while posting her fourth win in 11 races and pushing her bankroll to $232,744.
Hollyn Bootie was coming off of a fourth-place finish in the open 440-yard, $439,991 All American Oaks for sophomore fillies at Ruidoso Downs. The filly’s stakes resume includes a victory in last year’s Zia Futurity (RG1) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds.
Bigg Dee was ridden by Mario Delgado for owner Rex Wells and trainer James Gonzales II. A $30,000 yearling purchase at the 2019 New Mexico-Bred Sale, the gelded son of Big Daddy Cartel has won eight of 14 races — including three stakes — and he has earned $326,560.
Bigg Dee was bred by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico.
The complete list of finalists appears below:
|Horse (Sex, Pedigree)||Owner||Breeder (State)||Trainer||Time|
|CHICKY CHICKY KAI|
F, Jess A Chicks-Wahene Kai by Brookstone Bay
|Mike G. Parker||Dirk Jones (NM)||Larry Chavez||:19.566|
F, Big Daddy Cartel-Datona Doll by Jesse James Jr
|Mark & Annette McCloy||Mark & Annette McCloy (NM)||Trey Wood||:19.582|
G, Big Daddy Cartel-Miss Woody Dee by Woodbridge
|Rex Wells||MJ Farms (NM)||James Gonzales II||:19.598|
G, Woodbridge-All About Gold (TB) by Gold Case (TB)
|Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC||MJ Farms (NM)||Clint Crawford||:19.606|
C, Zulu Dragon-One Famous Babe by One Famous Eagle
|Jim I. Lewis||Bob McClure (NM)||Jim I. Lewis||:19.650|
|DRAGON ON ICE|
G, Zulu Dragon-Vanil On Ice by FDD Dynasty
|Kenneth Durbin||Kenneth Durbin (NM)||Kenneth Durbin||:19.732|
G, Big Daddy Cartel-Leading Diva by Special Leader
|Reliance Ranches LLC||MJ Farms (NM)||Todd Fincher||:19.753|
|SHEZA FAST JESSE|
F, Jesse James Jr-Hope Sheza Fast by Louisiana Senator
|Enrique Barrera||Bob & Sissie McClure (NM)||Juan M. Gonzalez||:19.828|
|ROLL BIG RIVER|
G, Rock Solid Jess-Fabulous Brook by Brookstone Bay
|Twin Spires Farm||Randy & Linda Schalla (NM)||Jackie Riddle||:19.866|
G, Jesse James Jr-Sheza Snow Princess by This Snow Is Royal
|Sherree Meridyth||2 Fat Ranch (NM)||David Meridyth||:19.875|