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Muy Peligrosito Extends Win Streak To Four, Sets Fastest Time In West Texas Derby Trials
Grade 2 winner Muy Peligrosito, under jockey Adrian Ramos, setting the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 3 $172,200 West Texas Derby Friday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

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Muy Peligrosito Extends Win Streak To Four, Sets Fastest Time In West Texas Derby Trials

SUNLAND PARK, NM—JANUARY14, 2022—Muy Peligrosito, a Grade 2 winning son of third-crop sire One Fabulous Eagle, scored his fourth consecutive win on Friday while posting the fastest qualifying time for the $172,200 West Texas Derby(G3) at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from six trial races contested today over 400 yards, will return to Sunland Park on Saturday, February 5th to vie for the $80,934 winner's purse.

Coming off an impressive win in the $100,000 Southwest Juvenile Invitational Stakes (G2) at Zia Park in his last start December 5th, Muy Peligrosito rolled to another daylight win over fellow qualifier Jess Kant Catch Me in the fifth trial to set the fastest time of :19.423 seconds, a 101-speed index with a 4-mph tailwind.

Eric Valenzuela named jockey Adrian Ramos to ride the Mexico-Bred gelding for owner Super Champion, Inc. Darling Farms and Jaime H. Gomez bred the two-time stakes winner from the Walk Thru Fire mare Peligrosita. Muy Peligrosito also won the $200,000 All American Juvenile Invitational at Ruidoso Downs and has earned $150,540 with four wins in five starts.

Makin A Candy Run ran the biggest race of his career in the final trial under jockey Jamie Leos to post the second fastest clocking of :19.544 seconds, a 97-speed index with a 4-mph crosswind. The son of champion sire Jess Good Candy defeated Valiant Charm by half-a-length for his second career win in six starts.

Karina Aldavez sent out the 3-year-old gelding for owner Jorge Aldavez. PV Quarter Horse Farm LLC bred Make A Candy Run in Oklahoma from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare This Candys Salty.

The aforementioned Jess Kant Katch Me finished second in the fastest trial to record the third fastest clocking of :19.576, a 96-speed index. Lorenzo Vega trains the son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry for owner Victor Diaz. Weetona Stanley bred the sorrel colt in Oklahoma from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Pyc Oh Whata Rose. Angel Marquez was abord the two-time winning earner of $42,580.

For a complete list of qualifiers to the West Texas Derby(G3), with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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The 2021-22 racing season, which features both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, runs from December 31 through April 3. Live racing is traditionally offered four days each week on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Year-round Simulcast wagering is also available on racetracks across the country.