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Futurity Doubleheader at NM State Fair

Young New Mexico-breds headline at New Mexico State Fair.

Q-Racing Journal
September 20, 2013

Mary Lujan’s homebred Felicias Prettylucky tries to prove her stakes credibility as the fastest qualifier in the $62,056 New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) and the Terry Smith-owned, -bred and -trained Downwiththequickness brings top-qualifier status in the $76,451 New Mexico State Fair Senor Futurity (RG3) on Saturday at The Downs at Albuquerque during the New Mexico State Fair.

Both races are for New Mexico-breds.

Felicias Prettylucky (Corona Caliente-Uncommonly Pretty by Chicks A Blazin) has made a quick rise to the stakes ranks in just two starts. After a horrid trip in her career debut when she broke in the air and finished last, the Emilio Cardena Jr.-trained miss showed her talent in the Senorita Futurity trials. She got a good start and then drew out to win by a length. Her time of :19.904 was the quickest mark from three trials.

Denny and Carla Feerer’s homebred Miss Tessmocker (Hard Hitting-SM Whistle Britches by Royal Quick Dash) comes into the Senorita with a stakes resume. She made two starts last spring, capped by a third-place run in the May 26 New Mexico Breeders Futurity (RG3). She was then off for two months and finished third through a disqualification in a Ruidoso Downs maiden race. The Dominic Duree-trained filly came through in her Senorita trial with a maiden win by a neck. Her time of :20.001 was the second-fastest qualifying mark.

Downwiththequickness (Be Real Quick-One Desperate Lady by Lanes Leinster) comes into the Senor Futurity off back-to-back wins after not winning in his first three starts. The gelding broke his maiden two starts ago at The Downs at Albuquerque by a length and then stepped up in the first of three Senor trials to win by 1 1/2 lengths, with the quickest time of :19.822.

Gary Thompson’s Threedeewoodee (Woodbridge-Three Dee Dreams by Heza Fast Man) won his trial by a half length in :19.997, the equivalent of a length slower than Downwiththequickness. The gelding has proven to be dangerous with a second in the April 7 New Mexico Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park and being beaten by only a nose for second in the $357,030 Mountain Top Futurity for New Mexico-breds on June 15 at Ruidoso Downs. He also ran in the July 28 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs that was won by All American Futurity (G1) winner Handsome Jack Flash.