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                                 Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff H. (R)
by Michael Cusortelli
Roll Hennessy Roll
 Roll Over Baby
 Pleasantly Perfect
Consort Music
Hennessy Express, a 4-year-old Roll Hennessy Roll filly trained by Todd Fincher for owner Dale F. Taylor Racing LLC, rallied to win the May 5, $58,800 Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park.
Hennessy Express covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:18.72, and her margin of victory was a neck from McGoldie. Roimes Chirinos rode the homebred filly, who earned the $36,000 winner’s share of the purse from her third stakes score.
Hennessy Express was shortening in distance off of her second-place finish, a head behind winner McWend, in the 1-mile, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) at Sunland Park
on April 7. The filly is one of 11 stakes winners from 149 starters sired by Roll Hennessy Roll,
a graded stakes winning 19-year-old son of the Storm Cat stallion Hennessy.
A half-brother to three stakes winners,
Roll Hennessy Roll won three stakes during
his 2-year-old season, including the $125,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (G3). The stallion has sired the earners of more than $7.03 million from 11 crops, including multiple stakes winners Kiss My Hennessy, Back Seat Roll, and Twixy Roll.
Roll Hennessy Roll is owned by Fred Alexander and Brad King, and he stands at Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch at Anthony, New Mexico.
Hennessy Express is also one of four winners from five starters produced by Accomodate, an unraced daughter of the Pleasant Colony stal- lion Pleasantly Perfect. The filly is a half-sister to a pair of multiple stakes placed runners, Storming Back and Hit A Lick.
Hennessy Express’ second dam, the winning Prospector’s Music mare Consort Music, ran third in the 2004 Affectionately Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City. Her third dam, the winning Deputy Minister mare Possible Consort, produced two other stakes placed run- ners, Marina Minister and Charming Kid, both of whom were half-brothers to Consort Music.
Hennessy Express traces back to his fourth dam, Possible Mate, a daughter of King’s Bishop who won four graded stakes in New York and New Jersey from 1984-86. A 1981 foal, Possible Mate foaled three stakes winners, including Grade 2 winner Fairy Garden.
Raced exclusively in New Mexico,
Hennessy Express has won six of 19 outs and has banked $275,859.
Sofia’s Gift, Tijuana, McWend, A Kiss For Mom, McGlorious, and Wedding Dance completed the order of finish.
Runner-up McGoldie is a homebred 4-year- old daughter of McKenna’s Justice racing for Judge Lanier Racing. The filly has won four of 18 starts and has earned $117,614.
A 3-year-old Attila’s Storm filly and $12,000 yearling purchase at the 2017 NM-Bred Sale, Sofia’s Gift races for Stan Sigman. Sofia’s Gift has won two of seven outs and has banked $51,261.
Jack Cole Stakes (R)
  Song Of Navarone
 Sultry Song
 Timely Legend
Carmens Delight
Carmens Glory
 Delas Delight
 Ry Eikleberry rode Blazing Navarone to a 2 3/4-length win in the $59,400 Jack Cole Stakes (R) at SunRay Park on May 13.
Racing for Barbara M. Coleman and trainer E. Henry Dominguez, Blazing Navarone covered his 1-mile trip in 1:38.04. The $36,000 winner’s share of the purse from his ninth win in 18 starts boosted the 4-year-old bay gelding’s bankroll to $447,576.
Blazing Navarone was sent to post as the 3-1 third choice in the field of nine New Mexico- breds, and he returned an $8.40 win mutuel. The gelding was bred by Lucky Six Inc., and he is one of 18 winners from 29 starters sired by Song Of Navarone, a 15-year-old son of the Cox’s Ridge stallion Sultry Song and a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Celluloid Hero.
Racing primarily in California and New Mexico from 2006-10, Song Of Navarone earned $757,858 from 21 outs, and his five stakes wins included the ’07 WinStar Derby (now Sunland Derby). Song Of Navarone has sired the earners of more than $1.27 million from six crops. The stal- lion is owned by E. Henry Dominguez and stands at Lucky Six Farm at Sunland Park, New Mexico.
Blazing Navarone is also one of four win- ners from five starters produced by Carmen’s Delight, a winning daughter of the Relaunch stallion Carmen’s Glory. The gelding is a half-brother to Carmen’s Rocket, a winning son Rocket Included who ran third in the 2013 Dine Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.
Of Blazing Navarone’s total bankroll, $215,250 was earned during his 3-year-old season. The gelding has won six stakes, including last year’s 1 1/16-mile, $100,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Derby (R) at Sunland Park, and 6-furlong, $140,000 New Mexico Cup Derby Championship (R) at Zia Park.
Gunners One finished second and was fol- lowed by 8-5 favorite Go For A Stroll, Jet N G, Mc Miracle, Ivan El Grande, Shining Source, McClassic, and Gold Boundry.
Gunners One is a homebred 4-year-old Diabolical gelding campaigned by Tommy Gunstream. A $12,500 claimer during the 2018-19 Sunland Park meet, Gunners One has won three of 10 outs, and the $12,000 runner-up share of the Jack Cole Stakes purse increased his earnings to $63,395.
Go For A Stroll races for R.D. Hubbard, who also bred the 5-year-old son of Attila’s Storm. The gelding has won eight of 26 starts, including last year’s 7 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Land of Enchantment Handicap (R) at Ruidoso Downs, and he has banked $372,013.
The Jack Cole Stakes honors the memory of Jack Cole, a prominent oil and gas producer in the Four Corners region and a successful breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. Cole also served as chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission. He died in 2007.
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