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                                Bobby Dan Crenshaw Mem.
by Michael Cusortelli
Making her first-ever start against Quarter Horses, Karina Aldavaz’ Midevil Hero TB held on at
the wire to win the 1,000-yard Bobby Dan Crenshaw
Memorial Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on July 27. Midevil Hero defeated Executive Trust by a head in :54.135, posting an 82 speed index. Casey Chavez
rode the 4-year-old filly for trainer Jaime Aldavaz Jr. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Medevil Hero
has won three of 10 races, and the $12,000 winner’s share of the Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial purse bumped her earnings to $34,674, of which $26,954 has been banked this year.
Medevil Hero was bred by Dr. Leonard Blach out of unraced Return The Gold TB. She has produced 100% money earners from two starters. Midevil Hero is her stakes winner and top earner.
Medevil Hero traces back to her third dam, Molly Girl, a full sister to Grade 3-winner and 1990 Hollywood Futurity-G1 runner-up General Meeting.
Executive Trust (Executive Menace-Entrust) earned $4,000 for his owner, Sherree Meredyth. A six-time stakes winner at the 870-yard distance, the 8-year-old gray gelding has banked $338,744 from 36 outs. Jansen Melancon rode Executive Trust for trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr.
Oraale (Send Me Cartel-Corlane) finished third and pocketed $2,000 for owner and trainer Tony Sedillo. A $12,500 claimer in May, the gray 5-year- old gelding was making his first career start at the 1,000-yard trip. Tanner Thedford rode Oraale, who has earned $51,094 from 19 races, all in New Mexico.
Dontpreachto Darcy TB (Lucky Pulpit-Dar C. Alltheway) ran fourth and was followed by Sombra Negra TB (Sing Baby Sing-Thunder Shower), Big Daddy Dirt Bag (Big Daddy Cartel-Last Wager), Coils Gold TB (Coil-Casino Gold) and Imtalkin Bourbon (Bourbon N Blues-Imtalkinspeed). Buy Low Sell High scratched.
AQHA ALB Distance Chal.-G3
by Michael Cusortelli
Let There Be Sound overcame an outside post and long layoff to win the $54,137 AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes-G3 at
Albuquerque Downs on July 28.
Ridden by Gilbert Ortiz, Let There Be Sound
defeated Madewell by 2-lengths while covering his 870-yard trip in :44.813, posting a 92 speed index. John Stinebaugh saddled the gelding for owners Louis Howard and Corrine Howard.
Let There Be Sound was making his first official start since Sept. 2, 2018, when he scored a 4-length victory in the 870-yard $20,000 Bill Reed Memorial Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.
The gelding has won five of 20 starts, and the $25,986 winner’s share of the purse from his second stakes victory increased his earnings to $94,736. He also landed a starting berth in the Oct. 26 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship-G1 also at Albuquerque Downs.
The gelding was bred by Black Oak Farm, and he is out of Sakakawea TB, a multiple stakes winner who has produced 100% money earners from two starters. Let There Be Sound is her first stakes winner.
Madewell (Jess Jones-Streakin Peacock)
was coming off of a 1/2-length win in the 870-
yard Remington Distance Championship-G2 at Remington Park on June 1. Alejandro Medellin rode the 5-year-old gelding for owners Ray Madewell and Davy Madewell and trainer Tammy Johnson.
Rock A Billy (Rock Solid Jess-Imagniff) ran third for owner Rockin J Running Horses. Enrique Garcia rode the 6-year-old gelding for trainer Tammy Johnson.
Flight Force (One Famous Eagle-Modice), Highwire Dance (High Rate Of Return-A Day For Dancing), Zoomin Racer (Jess Zoomin-Racing Winner) and Funny Munny (Munnings-Fodice) completed the order of finish. Jess A Hilbilly Bone scratched
Blue River Derby
by Michael Compton
Jeannnette Hoover’s Hooked On Jordan is hooked on winning. The 3-year-old gelding rolled to his fourth consecutive victory and initial stakes score with a hard-fought win in the $118,200 Blue River Derby at Indiana Grand on July 20.
Ridden by Juan Galvan, Hooked On Jordan, the fastest qualifier from the July 6 trials, darted away from the gate and took command at the start of the 400-yard test. He maintained a clear lead through the lane and held at bay a late charge from Cause for Corona to prevail by a neck. In leading from gate
to wire, Hooked On Jordan stopped the timer in :20.40, earning an 87 speed index for trainer Ron Raper, who also bred the winning machine.
Stakes-placed last year at two, Hooked On Jordan, who is out of Hooked On Laveaux, now boasts four wins in five starts this season. The win boosted his earnings total to more than $118,000.
Hooked on Jordan reminds Raper of his multiple stakes-winning dam, who raced for his stable in Indiana more than a decade ago.
“He runs just like his mother,” said Raper. “He’s honest and not as big as the others, but he runs his hardest every time.”
Runner-up Cause For Corona (Cartels Feature- Valorie Cause), piloted by Gerardo Garrido, was game in defeat for owners Kelli Eggleston and Darrel Henry (Lessee). Tim Eggleston trains the filly.
Nacho Binez (Habits Secret-Chikitia Espesial) and jockey Fernando Morin finished third for owner/trainer Ricardo Martinez.
First Habits (Habits Secret-Balenciaga), Dominyun Cartel (Dominyun-Dreamers Cartel), Coronados Quicksilver (Coronado Cartel-Zoomin Zoey B), Yadi 1 (Wave Carver-Shez So Special), Rix The Magician (Four Six Jess-RK Quick Version), Abe (Jazz Be First-Magics Born Illusion) and Valiantinecandyrocks (Valiant Hero-Jesses Candy) followed.
            Ruidoso Downs • $20,000 1,000 yards • :54.135 • si 82
Awesome Again
Everyday Heroes
Seeking The Gold Many Happy Returns
   MIDEVIL HERO TB, ‘15-f. Return the Gold
   The Downs at Albuquerque • $54,137 870 yards • :44.813 • si 92
Mr Jess Perry
One Famous Eagle
One Famous Lady
    Sakakawea TB
 Indiana Grand Racing & Casino • $118,200 400 yards • :20.040 • si 87
PYC Paint Your Wagon
Fast Prize Jordan
Fast Prize Doll
First Down Laveaux
Hooked On Laveaux
     Hooked On Clover
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