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© Jake Rogers / Ruidoso Downs
BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 28, 2020—Reliance Ranches LLC’s SC Money Maker, a homebred 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $40,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (G3) at Ruidoso Downs.
SC Money Maker has won won five of 15 starts and has earned $195,484, and his two wins in four races at Ruidoso Downs include a wire-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory in the 350-yard, $40,000 Higheasterjet Stakes (G3) on June 27. The gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez for trainer Mike Robbins.
Other contenders include Valiant Tiberias, a Grade 1-winning 4-year-old Valiant Hero gelding trained by Wes Giles for owners Sergio Holguin, Cliften Nielsen, and Felix Rodriguez. Valiant Tiberias ended his sophomore season with a neck victory in the 440-yard, $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1), and he is coming off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which he ran fourth, three-quarters of a length behind winner Dexxter, in the 440-yard, $210,000 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship (G1) on May 30.
Valiant Tiberias drew post 3 and will be ridden by Alan Hernandez.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
- Relentless Gun (Armando Martinez)
- SC Money Maker (Esgar Ramirez)
- Valiant Tiberias (Alan Hernandez)
- New News (Jaime P. Leos)
- Jess My Kiss (L. Salvador Martinez)
- Shockinglyfamous (Jimmy Dean Brooks)
- Senator Fast Jack (Paul Nieto)
- Putinical (Edgar S. Martinez)
- Mitey Political (Sergio Dominguez)
- Apocalyptical Jess (Ricky Ramirez)
Also on Sunday, nine Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds are entered in the 1,000-yard, $20,000 Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes. Trainer Todd Fincher will send out Breaking New Ground for owner RH Resources. A 4-year-old One Dashing Eagle gelding, Breaking New Ground will be stretching out in distance of his 4 1/2-length win in an 870-yard second-level allowance optional claiming ($15,000) raec on June 27. The gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr.
All Ruidoso Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.