Eight New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Thoroughbreds, headed by morning-line choice Wheres Brayden, are entered in Monday’s 1-mile, $100,000 Steve Prather Stakes (R) at Zia Park.

A homebred son of the Artie Schiller stallion Artful Run owned by R. Dwain Yarbar, Wheres Brayden will be stretching out in distance off of his four-length victory in the 6-furlong, $100,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Championship (R) at Zia Park on October 31. The bay gelding has earned $108,505 from six starts, and his record includes a second-place finish, 2 1/4 lengths behind winner Bye Bye Matty, in the 4 1/2-furlong, $58,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) at SunRay Park on May 23.

Wheres Brayden is out of Little Mandate, a winning daughter of Full Mandate and a half sister to multiple stakes winner Sr. Quisqueyano. The gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Enrique Gomez for trainer Greg Green.

Other contenders include Reads Pet Zenon, a gelded son of Fusaichi Zenon (JPN) trained by Dallas Barton for owners Glenn Berry and Linda Berry. Reads Pet Zenon is coming off of a second-place finish to Wheres Brayden in the New Mexico Cup Juvenile Championship.

Reads Pet Zenon drew post 7 and will be ridden by Shane Laviolette.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Lonzo Who (Rodolfo Guerra), 8-1
Bodie Got Gold (Rigo Sarmiento), 5-1
Warriors Mark (Roimes Chirinos), 10-1
Quinton’s Charmer (J.C. Villanueva), 30-1
Wheres Brayden (Enrique Gomez), 8-5
Rig Rider (Casey R. Chavez), 9-2
Reads Pet Zenon (Shane Laviolette), 3-1
Mark’s Warrior (Alfredo Juarez Jr.), 20-1