Gonna Make You Royal Tops Ruidoso Tripleheader
Flyin Fish, Osaka Moon also pick up stakes wins at New Mexico track.
July 27, 2013
Bowers and Seago Racing’s Gonna Make You Royal easily pulled away from her 2-year-old New Mexico-bred rivals to win the $20,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) during a stakes tripleheader at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday afternoon.
Also on the program were the $20,000 Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes at 1,000 yards and the $20,000 Gwendolyn Eaves Stakes (R) for 2-year-olds.
Gonna Make You Royal, a 14-1 outsider, stepped up in the final half of the race to get the one-length win in :19.981 for 400 yards under Tanner Thedford over a fast track.
Flashin Honey Bee finished second by one-half length over Boy Named Lou.
The Chris Zamora-trained Gonna Make You Royal finished off the board in his career debut and then was a close second in his Zia Futurity (RG1) trial.
In the Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial, the Richard Sedillo-owned and -trained Flyin Fish raced near the lead and then took command on the turn. He drew out through the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths.
On a sloppy track, Flyin Fish covered the 1,000 yards in :52.041 with Alejandro Medellin up.
Sugarintheevening finished second by 4 1/4 lengths over Tango Blue.
A 5-year-old son of Fishers Dash, Flyin Fish has been in consistent form this summer at Ruidoso Downs with a second in the Fine Loom Handicap and a third-place finish in the Tricky Dust Stakes.
Flyin Fish raced to his first 2013 win after winning three of seven starts last year.
R. Dosi and Norma Alvarez’s homebred Osaka Moon found the winner’s circle in her second start with a handy win in the $20,000 Gwendolyn Eaves Overnight Stakes (R) for 2-year-old New Mexico-breds.
With Thedford aboard, Osaka Moon was timed in :19.82 for the 400 yards over a sloppy track. Moonlight Whoopie was 1 1/2 lengths back for second and Jess Corona Jr finished third, another three-quarters of a length back.
The Juan Gonzalez-trained daughter of Chicks A Blazin burst to the lead and then Thedford let her drift towards the middle of the sloppy track. Moonlight Whoopie made a belated bid on the outside.
In her only other start, Osaka Moon was fifth in her Zia Futurity trial.
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