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                SUNLAND PARK
  Shue Fly Stakes (RG2)
Photos by Coady Photography
Jess A Chicks
 Chicks A Blazin
 Jess Satin
 Shes In My Heart
 FDD Dynasty
 Fly Miss Corona
  A sharp break from post 6 helped Boydston Enterprises Inc.’s My Heart Jess Runs score a wire-to-wire victory in the January 28, 400- yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico- bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park.
Aided by a reported 5-mph tail wind, My Heart Jess Runs defeated Wood Dee Queen by a neck in :19.373. Mario Delgado rode the Jess A Chicks filly for trainer James Gonzales III.
My Heart Jess Runs recorded a lifetime best 104 speed index while earning the $111,749 winner’s share of the $237,763 purse. The filly was bred by Mike Abraham. Her sire, Jess A Chicks, is a New Mexico-bred 16-year-old son of Chicks A Blazin. Campaigned from 2009- 10, Jess A Chicks earned $175,537 from eight races, and his four wins included the 2009 Zia Futurity (RG1).
From nine crops, Jess A Chicks has
sired the earners of more than $4.2 million, including multiple graded stakes winner
Jess Fire Chick and graded stakes winners Chickaloni and Chicky Chicky Kai. A half- brother to multiple graded stakes winner
Jess A Satin Flash, the stallion is owned by the partnership of Mooring, McClintic, and Abraham, and he stands for a $3,000 fee at W.L. and Dee Mooring’s Double LL Farm at Bosque, New Mexico.
My Heart Jess Runs is out of Shes In My Heart, a winning 12-year-old daughter of
two-time AQHA champion FDD Dynasty and a finalist in the 2014 West Texas Derby (G3). The filly’s second dam, Fly Miss Corona, is
a winning and graded stakes placed Corona Cartel mare. A 2006 foal, Fly Miss Corona produced Fly Miss Corona Jess, a half-sister to Shes In My Heart who won the 2020 Gopher State Futurity at Canterbury Park.
My Heart Jess Runs’ third dam, the winning Strawfly Special mare Flying Nanny, ran second in the 1996 Black Gold Derby (R) at Blue Ribbon Downs. Flying Nanny foaled two stakes winners, including Fly Corona Cat, a full sister to Fly Miss Corona who won the 2006 Sam Houston Derby (G2). My Heart Jess Runs traces back to her seventh dam, Garrets Miss Pawhuska, a daughter of Leo and the dam of 1960 AQHA world champion Vandy’s Flash and AQHA champions Vanetta Dee and Vannevar.
My Heart Jess Runs posted the second- fastest qualifying time from six Shue Fly Stakes trials on January 7. The filly has won three of seven starts and has earned $126,039.
Flashtoglory ran third, three-quarters of a length behind My Heart Jess Runs, and was followed by Mires A La Luna, fastest qualifier and 8-5 favorite Flash Divine, Blazin Chamisa, Wahine, Kings Touch and CQ Featured First. Third-fastest qualifier First Lady On Canvas was scratched.
Wood Dee Queen pocketed the $42,797 runner-up share of the Shue Fly purse to bring her earnings to $131,500 from seven races for her owners, J & SM Inc., Don Reynolds, and M. Lane Reynolds, who purchased the Eye Am King filly as a yearling for $34,000 at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. Wood Dee Queen’s 2-year-old record included a third place run in the 400-yard, $625,689 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.
Flashtoglory is a homebred daughter of AQHA champion First Moonflash racing for David Meridyth. The filly has won one of
10 starts and was a finalist in last year’s New Mexico State Fair Futurity, and the $26,154 third-place share of the Shue Fly purse boosted her bankroll to $83,513.
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