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La Fiesta Futurity, Derby Set for Sunday at Albuquerque Downs
Four Corners Futurity dead-heat winner Kj Wicked Wanda will contest Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000-added La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

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La Fiesta Futurity, Derby Set for Sunday at Albuquerque Downs

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

ALBUQUERQUE, NM–SEPTEMBER 21, 2022–
KJ Wicked Wanda, a homebred daughter of Apollitical Spirit, is one of 12 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000-added La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

Trained by Wes Giles for owners John Lee, Kathy Lee, and Ruben Mares, KJ Wicked Wanda has earned $56,112 from four starts, and her two wins include a nose victory in the May 22, 350-yard Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park. The filly drew post 10 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

Wes Giles will also send out Dynasty Star V, a daughter of champion FDD Dynasty owned by Melvin Neugebauer and Susan Neugebauer and the fastest qualifier. A $100,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the filly broke her maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in the first of four trials on September 11.

Dynasty Star V drew post 2 and will be ridden by Cordarelton Benn.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. Marshal Dillon (Edgar S. Martinez)
  2. Dynasty Star V (Cordarelton Benn)
  3. La Brujita Mayor (Sergio G. Dominguez)
  4. Babes (Luis A. Flores-Garcia)
  5. KVN Empress (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
  6. Kissie (Jacob Enriquez)
  7. Restrictions (Carlos Guillen Chacon)
  8. Chaposdashingbrother (Daniel Amaya)
  9. Lake Havasu (Omar Iturralde)
  10. KJ Wicked Wanda (Adrian Ramos)
  11. AE-KJ Bootscootin Jess (Mario Delgado)
  12. AE-One Last Ya (Emilio Tapia)

Also on Sunday, Empire Racing's Alamo Lake drew post 7 for the 400-yard, $75,000-added La Fiesta Derby for 3-year-olds.

The fastest qualifier from three trials run September 11, Alamo Lake was a $41,000 yearling buy at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale. The Favorite Cartel gelding will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. for trainer Ramon Mendoza.

Other contenders include Glamazon, a daughter of champion A Revenant trained by Omar Vargas for owner Cristian Leonardo Alcala. Glamazon has won two of her three starts at the current Albuquerque meet, including the 400-yard, $50,000 Balloon City Stakes for fillies and mares on August 20.

Glamazon drew post 4 and will be ridden by Alfredo Sigala.

All Albuquerque Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.