March 1, 2014
TF Featured Effort rolled to this second graded stakes victory of the Sunland Park meet on Saturday as he captured the $111,452 West Texas Maturity (G3) by three-parts of a length as the 2-1 favorite. With Raul Gutierrez up for trainer Jaime Dominguez and owners Heysol Howlet and Julieta Torres, the Louisiana-bred son of Feature Mr Jess dashed 400 yards in :18.924. The 5-year-old stallion also won the KOFX-Radio Handicap (G2) at Sunland on January 19. This marked his second victory in the West Texas Maturity (then a G2) after he won it last year, and he also took the 2012 West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland.
TF Featured Effort was bred by Tate Farms out of the Special Effort mare Meadows Creeks Effort. His record now stands at 22-7-4-5 with earnings of $284,093.
Rancho Los Dos Potrillos LLC’s Testing The Ice, an Arkansas-bred gelding by Stoli, finished second at odds of 16-1. Julio Islas’ Kerrys Wave Carver, by Wave Carver, took third in her stakes debut.
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