Girl With A Plan and Famous Julia, both stakes winners during the meet, are among the dozen state-bred distaffers entered in Monday’s 400-yard, $30,000 New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (RG1) at Zia Park.
Girl With A Plan will be facing older horses for the first time off of her half-length victory at odds of 25-1 in the 400-yard, $248,000 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds on November 9. The sorrel 3-year-old daughter of Big Daddy Cartel is trained by Jaime Aldavaz Sr. for owner Pedro Zubiate.
Girl With A Plan drew post 9 and will be ridden by Sergio G. Dominguez.
The 4-1 morning-line favorite, Famous Julia has won her last three starts, including the 350-yard, $27,000 New Mexico Cup Distaff Stakes (R) on November 9. The 5-year-old daughter of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Dash For Famous is trained by Rene Saucedo for owner Bertha S. Irigoyen.
Famous Julia drew post 3 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.
Other contenders include Antonio Gomez’s Diamond And A Half, a stakes-winning 4-year-old First Moonflash mare trained by Jorge Luis Hernandez. Diamond And A Half has earned $79,465 from seven starts this season, and his two wins include a nose victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Balloon City Stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque on August 15.
Diamond And A Half drew post 10 and will be ridden by Tanner Thedford.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Reyna Azul (Mauro Salcedo), 20-1
Close To Crazy (Jaime Parga Leos), 8-1
Famous Julia (Adrian Ramos), 4-1
Osbaldo Lady (Jose D. Ruiz), 15-1
Jess Featured Girl (Hector Aldrete), 15-1
Call Me Kash (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 6-1
Runner Chick (Carlos A. Guillen Chacon), 8-1
Woodys Copy Cat (Alfredo Sigala), 12-1
Girl With A Plan (Sergio G. Dominguez), 9-2
Diamond And A Half (Tanner Thedford), 5-1
First Flashin (Jose D. Ruiz), 30-1
Frangelica (Hector Aldrete), 20-1