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                SUNLAND PARK
  Photos by Coady Photography
New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2)
A Royal Jess
 Mr Jess Perry
 Royal Delphias Chick
  First Place Cartel
Corona Cartel
  First Regards
MRB Racing LLC’s Crispyn, a homebred son of A Royal Jess and the fastest qualifier, kept his perfect record intact with his victory in the April 1, $365,728 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses at Sunland Park.
Ridden by Alan Hernandez and sent to post as the 3-1 second choice in the field of nine, Crispyn covered 300 yards in :15.211,, and his winning margin
was a neck from second-fastest qualifier and 3-2 favorite Miss Hi Tide. Manuel Rodriguez prepped the bay gelding.
Crispyn made his career debut with
a clear two-length victory in the first
of nine Spring Futurity trials on March 10. The gelding’s sire, A Royal Jess,
is a 13-year-old son of 1994 AQHA champion 2-year-old Mr Jess Perry and the graded stakes placed Chicks Beduino mare Royal Delphias Chick. Raced in New Mexico, California, and Oklahoma from 2012-15, A Royal Jess earned $34,844 from 11 races. The stallion is owned by MRB Racing.
Crispyn is out of First Place Cartel,
an unplaced 12-year-old daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. The gelding is a full brother to 2019 Mountain
Top Futurity (RG2) finalist Amethyst. Crispyn’s second dam, the First Place
Dash mare First Regards, won the 2002 Dash For Cash Derby (G1) at Lone
Star Park and was the AQHA champion sophomore filly that year. A 1999 foal, First Regards produced three stakes- placed runners, including Consider,
a winning full brother to First Place Cartel who ran second in PK Fire’s 2013 Kaweah Bar Handicap (G3) at
Los Alamitos.
Crispyn’s third dam, Regard, was
a multiple stakes winning daughter of 1979 world champion Moon Lark who ran second in the 1990 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos. The gelding traces back to his fourth dam, Heart Streaker, a winning Streakin Six mare and a finalist in the 1984 Kansas (G1) and Rainbow (G1) futurities at Ruidoso Downs.
Crispyn has won both of his outs, and the $173,721 winner’s share of the Spring Futurity purse increased his earnings to $179,061.
Wood Be Bad finished third and was followed by Who U Daddy, Jess Have One More, Big Dudley Cartel, Play Again, Over Da Edge and Call Me Jessiecartel.
Third-fastest qualifier Chicka Boom Babe was scratched at the gate.
An $80,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Miss Hi Tide was coming off of a one-length victory
in the seventh Spring Futurity trial. The daughter of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge banked the $67,660 runner-up share of the purse to bring her bankroll to $73,000 for her owner, Uno Menos.
Wood Be Bad made his debut with a
1 1/4-length win in the fourth Spring Futurity trial. An $80,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale,
the bay Woodbridge gelding pocketed $42,059 to bring his earnings to $47,339 for his owner, Rancho El 48 LLC.
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