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                                Selma Stakes
by Danny Camp
The sign of a true champion is overcoming adver- sity. Jess Adalida showed her mettle as she over- came a stumble at the start, and won the $15,000 Selma Stakes at Retama Park, on July 4.
She broke from the 7-post and went to her knees but still received the first call from the gates. Jockey Manuel Gutierrez let her regain her composure, and they continued to lengthen their lead, crossing the wire 3/4-length in front.
They completed the 350 yards wire-to-wire in :17.783, posting a 94 speed index.
Saddled by Josue Ponce, Jess Adalida collected the $8,250 winner’s share of the purse for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor, boosting her total life- time earnings to $155,118. She now has a race record of 16-8(3)-4(3)-0 and she is currently four-for-four at Retama Park.
Double Bar S Ranch bred Jess Adalida out
of 2-time winner Wortherweightingold. She has produced five winners from seven starters, includ- ing Stel Worth It, who was a runner-up in the Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge. Jess Adalida is her first stakes winner and top earner.
Senators Valentine (Louisiana Senator-Braggin Bout My Zoom) finished second under Alejandro Medina for owner Curtis Crenwelge and trainer Josue Lopez.
Mystical Jess (Apollitical Jess- Traffic Juana) and Jose Herbert were third for owner Juan Lozano Jr. and trainer Josue Ponce.
Gianni Moons U (One Famous Gianni- Chalinashake) was fourth and was followed by Leading Senorita (The Louisiana Cartel-Leading Princess), Shake Em Rocks (Rock Solid Jess-Shake Em Fever), Mountain Holme (Gone To The Mountain-Quick Way Holme), Classy Seis (Tres Seis-Cloned With Class) and Alinas War Princess (The Louisiana Cartel- Prairie War Princess). Paradice City was scratched.
Zia Handicap-RG2
by Michael Cusortelli
Marcus Medallion outran his 9-1 odds to win the $50,000 Zia Handicap-RG2 for New Mexico- breds at Ruidoso Downs on July 27.
Trained by Jaime Aldavaz Jr. for owner Karina Aldavaz, Marcus Medallion defeated 9-5 favorite Ryansmanonthemoon by a nose in :19.569, post- ing a 97 speed index. Adrian Ramos rode Marcus Medallion, who earned $30,000 from his first graded stakes victory.
Marcus Medallion was making his first official start since March 16, when he ran third in the 350- yard $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap-RG2 at Sunland Park.
Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Marcus Medallion has won five of 16 outs, including the 440- yard $85,000 Dona Ana County Handicap at Sunland Park in January, and he has banked $171,968.
The gelding was bred by Carl Jason Bailey out of Houstons Medallion, who won the 2002 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes-RG3 at Sunland Park. She has produced 100% money earn- ers from seven starters.
Marcus Medallion’s win broke the three-race win streak brought in by Ryansmanonthemoon (First Moonflash-Girlonthego). Mauro Salcedo rode the gelding for owners Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez and trainer Cynthia Gonzalez. Magnifico Dragon (Zulu Dragon-Cassies Mag) finished third for owner Daniel Balderrama. Jaime Parga Leos rode the gelding for trainer Cynthia Gonzalez.
Followed by Hollywoodcrown (Heza Motor Scooter-Hollywood Gone), Bigg Daddy (Big Daddy Cartel-Alice K White), Faster Version (Winners Version-Fast Copy Miss), Mamacita Cartel (Big Daddy Cartel-Posies Woodette), Siximoons (First Moonflash-Stevie Six), Rocky El Roble (Jesse James Jr-Lady Chimes) and Go Daddy Gone (Big Daddy Cartel-Taylor Can Move).
Rainbow Juvenile
by Danny Camp
Why captured her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile at Ruidoso Downs on July 21.
The brown filly broke from the 5-post on the lead and showed her class throughout. Halfway down the 400yard stretch, Why was 1/2-length back, but under the gunce of Cody Smith, she crossed the wire a head in front. The pair completed the 400 yards in :19.943, posting an 88 speed index.
Owned by Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC, Why brought home the $42,000 winner’s share of the purse for trainer Clinton Crawford, boosting her total lifetime earnings to $42,890.
Why ran third in her July 5 trial to the Rainbow Futurity, qualifying to the Juvenile. She now has one victory from three starts.
Lazy Creek Ranch bred Why out of Sandy Downs Distaff Challenge winner Whip Curl, who was also
a finalist in the Ruidoso Derby Challenge. The mare has produced 100% money earners from three start- ers. Why is her first stakes winner and top earner.
Return Of Brown Eyes (High Rate Of Return- Brown Eye Suze) was second under Sergio Becerra Jr. for owner Diamond Racing Stables and trainer Jose Muela. The gelding was second in the West Texas Futurity-G2 earlier this year.
Jimmie Brooks rode Shannon Power (Hes Relentless-Shanachee) to third for owner Larry Rice and trainer Eddie D. Willis. The filly was a finalist in the Heritage Place Juvenile last month.
Fightn Side Of Me (One Dashing Eagle-Cartel- Rosie), Kiss Me Anywhere (Kiss My Hocks-Paint Me Anywhere), Juice Is Loose (One Famous Eagle-Miss Southern DD), Platinumm (Valiant Hero-Jess A Lil
Bit More) Southern Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon- Marys Southernpolicy) and Avyator (One Famous Eagle-Quick Moon Sign) completed the order of finish. Hero On Check and Mr Purgatory were scratched.
            Retama Park • $15,000 350 yards • :17.783 • si 94
Mr Jess Perry
Jess Louisiana Blue
   JESS ADALIDA, ‘15-f.
The Louisiana Girl
First Down Dash
 Gold Daze
 Ruidoso Downs • $50,000 400 yards • :19.569 • si 97
Mr Jess Perry
Jesse James Jr
Loose Lips
Mr Houston
Houstons Medallion
     Ruby Medallion
 Ruidoso Downs • $100,000 400 yards • :19.943 • si 88
Dash For Cash
First Down Dash
   WHY, ‘17-f.
Whip Curl
First Prize Rose Carters Cartel Runaway Wave
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