Fastest qualifier Woodys Gold drew post 6 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $387,174 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.

A sorrel son of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge, Woodys Gold is trained by Clint Crawford for owner Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC, which purchased the gelding for $10,000 at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. Woodys Gold is coming off of a three-quarter length win as the 3-10 favorite in the fourth of five trials on August 28.

Woodys Gold has earned $137,503 from five races, and his Ruidoso summer campaign included second-place finishes in the 350-yard, $334,000 Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) on June 13, and the 400-yard, $353,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) on July 26. The gelding will be ridden by Francisco Calderon.

Armando Alamos’ Your Easy Jess, a stakes-placed Jess A Chicks gelding trained by Jesus Marquez, made his local debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory as the 4-5 choice in his trial. A $5,000 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, Your Easy Jess has won two of four outs and has banked $13,777, and his record includes a third-place finish, a neck behind winner KP Dillon, in the 330-yard, $88,000 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah, on May 24.

Your Easy Jess drew post 7 and will be ridden by Edgar Martinez.

The complete lineup for the New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity, the richest race during the Albuquerque meet, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Devils Cut (Jose A. Alvarez), 7-2
Hes A Major Chick (Esgar Ramirez), 12-1
Western Sandman (Marcelo Barraza), 10-1
Celerity Baby (Benito Baca), 9-2
Fanncee (Alan Hernandez), 6-1
Woodys Gold (Francisco Calderon), 5-2
Your Easy Jess (Edgar Martinez), 7-1
Cartel Cambria (Adrian Ramos), 8-1
RCJ Major Cartel (Alfredo Sigala), 10-1
Winner Takes It All (Alonso Rivera), 12-1