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                SUNRAY PARK
  by Michael Cusortelli
New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3)
Mr PYC To You
 PYC Paint Your Wagon
 Stylish Sign
   Panther Not A Kitty
 Panther Mountain
 Big Fisher
 George and Peggy Cobb’s Dashin Approach, a homebred son of Mr PYC To You, earned his first stakes victory in the May 23, 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses at SunRay Park.
Ridden by Jaime Parga Leos for trainer Arturo Chavez and aided by a reported 7-mph tail wind, Dashin Approach defeated Renika by three- quarters of a length in :17.562. The gelding earned a 97 speed index and banked the $53,138 winner’s share of the $113,060 purse.
Dashin Approach broke his maiden with a clear 2 1/4-length win in the second of four New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity trials on May 7.
The gelding’s sire, the PYC Paint Your Wagon stallion Mr PYC To You, raced in four states from 2015-18. He won six of 24 starts -- includ- ing the 2017 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse in California -- and he earned $488,820. He also was a finalist in the ‘15 Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Mr PYC To You is a full brother to multiple graded stakes winner First Painted Sign. The stal- lion entered stud in 2018 and is being represented by his first crop this season; Dashin Approach represents his first stakes winner. He is owned
by Jose Antonio Flores and Ron and Denise
Van Amburgh, and he stands for a $2,000 fee at Danny Ray’s Victory Farms in Ada, Oklahoma.
Dashin Approach is one of four winners from five starters produced by Panther Not A Kitty, an unraced homebred daughter of ‘03 AQHA champion aged stallion Panther Mountain. The gelding is a half-brother to 2017 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) winner Apollitical Approach.
Dashin Approach’s second dam, the winning Fishers Dash mare Big Fisher, ran third in the ‘02 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. Big Fisher foaled 10 winners from as many starters, including Top Of The Game, a stakes- winning half-brother to Panther Not A Kitty.
Dashin Approach traces back to his third dam, Oh Whitney, a winning daughter of the Easy Jet stallion Easy Approach who ran third in the 1991 Sooner State Stakes (R) for Oklahoma- breds at Remington Park.
Raced in Oklahoma and New Mexico, Dashin Approach won two of four starts and
has banked $60,746. He began his career with a second-place finish in a Oklahoma Futurity (G2) trial at Remington Park on March 8. The fastest qualifier, Dashin Approach was sent to post as the 3-5 favorite and returned a $3.20 win mutuel.
Renika earned the $20,351 runner-up share of the New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity purse for her owner, Triple R Racing Stables LLC.
A $15,000 yearling buy at last year’s New
Mexico-Bred Sale, the daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Big Daddy Cartel has won one of two outs and has banked $22,451.
Rocasolida Esperance finished third, a neck behind runner-up and third-fastest qualifier Renika, and was followed by HS Golden Eagle, Ma Payola, Boneta Flat, Daddys Vixen, Honey Lynn Perry, Babysharksharkshark, and Antinori.
Rocasolida Esperance, the second-fastest qualifier, pocketed the $12,437 third-place share of the purse to boost her earnings to $22,937 for her owners, Donald Cabrera and Linda Weiss. A bay daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Rock Solid Jess, the filly has won two of three races.
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