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Miracle Snow After Third Straight

Older gelding dangerous in Jess Burner Handicap.

December 6, 2012

Mary and Melvin Neugebauer’s homebred Miracle Snow is still dangerous as an 8-year-old. This weekend, he’ll try for his third-straight stakes win when he heads the $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for older New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park.

Miracle Snow (Dean Miracle-Snow Peak by Chicks Beduino) has showed his gameness with narrow wins in the $50,000 Lineage Championship (RG3) and the $170,360 New Mexico Classic Cup Championship (RG1) in his two latest starts. The gelding made a late run to take the Lineage Championship by a head over 400 yards. He then battled with the leaders to prevail in the 440-yard New Mexico Classic Cup Championship. He also won a $29,100 allowance race at Sunland Park for his three wins for four 2012 starts.

The Wes Giles-trained Miracle Snow has been smartly placed throughout his career and makes his 47th start in the Jess Burner. The earner of $554,382 has 13 victories, 10 second-place finishes and nine thirds.

The Jaime Dominguez-owned and -trained Fury Of The Storm (Furyofthewind-Bubbles Bunny by Sail On Bunny) won the $140,143 Zia Derby (RG3) this past summer at Ruidoso Downs and then settled for second behind Miracle Snow in the New Mexico Classic Cup Championship as the 3-2 favorite, ending a four-race winning streak.

During his winning streak, he took runnings of the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park and SunRay Park.

Dwayne Johnson, Lisa Saumell and Sammy Martinez’s First Blazin Love (Chicks A Blazin-Love At First Glance by First Down Dash) raced to a pair of wins and a second from three starts at Sunland Park, topped by a win in the $286,364 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) nearly a year ago.

The Paul Jones-trained colt comes off a win in the $208,321 New Mexico Classic Derby (RG2) on October 28.