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Jest Famous Shows Futurity Potential With Top Time at Ruidoso on Tuesday
Ruidoso Downs continued training races for 2-yer-old today in anticipation of the $1 million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity trial set May 25 and 26.

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Jest Famous Shows Futurity Potential With Top Time at Ruidoso on Tuesday

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 8, 2018—La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC’s Jest Famous, a $200,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase, raced to the fastest time on the second of three days of training races on Tuesday morning at Ruidoso Downs.

There were 14 training races at 300 yards on Tuesday.

The training races participants are primarily two-year-olds preparing for the trials to the Grade 1, $1 million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. There will be two days of trials to the Ruidoso Futurity on May 25-26. Those are the first two days of the summer season at Ruidoso Downs.

The horses with the five-fastest times from each of the two days of Ruidoso Futurity trials advance to the 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity on June 10 at Ruidoso Downs.

Jest Famous, a son of Mr Jess Perry, showed he is on track for the trials with a one-length win in his trial with a time of :16.038 for 300 yards. Jockey Ricky Ramirez guided Jest Famous to the handy win.

Bred in Louisiana by Grant Farms, LLC, Jest Famous is the first foal from the multiple Grade 1 finalist Famous Corona Lady (by Corona Cartel), a half-sister to leading sire One Famous Eagle.

Holmes Racing Stables’ PJ Splash Of Joy, a half-sister to 2016 $3 million All American Futurity winner Imperial Eagle, scored the second-fastest time of :16.070 when she won her training race by a neck over Paul Blanchard and Billy Smith’s Pricey Girl, who was clocked in the third-fastest time of :16.075.

A daughter of First Moonflash, PJ Splash Of Joy was ridden by Manuel Gutierrez for trainer John Mark Cooper. Pricey Girl, a daughter of world champion sire FDD Dynasty, had Felipe Garcia-Luna in the saddle and is trained by Mike Joiner. Blanchard and Joiner purchased the filly bay filly as a short-yearling for $13,000 at the 2017 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale.

Trainer Salvador Soto saddled Papas Lookin, a son of multiple stakes sire Pappasito, to the fourth fastest time of :16.126 in Race 3. 4J Equine LLC / Victor Jordan own the $15,500 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Sr Jess Lookin.

Tempting Stone, a son of champion sire Tempting Dash, won Race 13 in :16.153 seconds to get the fifth fastest time on Tuesday. Rancho La Cobra owns the colt out of Dreams For Lyndsie by Takin On The Cash.

For a complete list of individual times from today's training races CLICK HERE.

The training races continue on Wednesday morning with the first race at 8:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE to watch replays of the training races.