Jetting Thru Clouds, a homebred graded stakes winning daughter of Jet Black Patriot owned and trained by Joel Gutierrez, is one of 55 state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Classics Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park.

Jetting Thru Clouds has earned $123,634 from six races this season, and her two wins include a half-length victory in the 350-yard, $254,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) at SunRay Park in May. The filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by Brian Barraza in the second of six trials.

Other prominent New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s heats include Martin Ybarra’s Young Emperor and Over Da Edge, a graded stakes placed Eye Am King filly racing for Miguel Y. Gallegos and Mauricio Gallegos.

A gelded son of Eye Am King and a $30,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, Young Emperor is coming off of a fifth-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Bella De Ball, in the October 15, $1.2-million New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG2) at Albuquerque Downs. However, the gelding won one of his two outs during the Ruidoso Downs summer meet an ran third, a head behind winner Call Me Jessiecartel, in the July 23, $388,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Young Emperor drew the rail post and will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. for trainer Eric Valenzuela in the third trial.

Over Da Edge was a $24,500 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Trained by Eric Valenzuela, the filly is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which she ran third, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Daddysqueenofalice, in the 350-yard, $341,000 Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) on June 18.

Over Da Edge drew post 2 and will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. in the fifth heat.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the November 26, $170,000-added New Mexico Classics Futurity final.