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John Deere Ruidoso Preview

Six trials kick off Rainbow weekend at Ruidoso Downs.

July 15, 2012

A strong fourth division with Four Corners Futurity (G3) winner Fast N Furious B and Remington Park Juvenile (R) runner-up Llano Cartel highlights the six 350-yard trials to the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

The trials precedes Rainbow weekend at Ruidoso Downs. The Grade 1, $903,000 Rainbow Derby featuring champions Ochoa and Feature Mr Bojangles is on Saturday afternoon. The Grade 1, $600,000 Rainbow Futurity features fastest-qualifier Jesastar facing a promising group of improving 2-year-olds.

First post time is 1 p.m. with the John Deere Challenge trials running as the first six races.

In the fourth trial, Fast N Furious B and Llano Cartel start next to each other in the eighth and seventh post positions.

Kathy Pruitt Germany’s Fast N Furious B has won each of his two starts for trainer John Stinebaugh. The gelding showed his gameness in the Four Corners Futurity, his latest race, when he prevailed by a head as the 7-5 favorite.

Wootan Racing’s homebred Llano Cartel has already made five starts for trainer Heath Reed and his best effort was a second-place finish in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile back on April 14.

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