Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Big race at Sunland, Dec. 26

For you horse racing fans, there is a big race on Saturday, Dec. 26 at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The $350,000, Grade 1 Championship at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino will take place. It will be the 9th running of the Grade 1 event. There is a field of 8, including 2008 All American Futurity winner Stolis Winner and the very good New Mexico bred First Moonflash.

Stolis Winner has won 11 of 15 and is one of just three quarter horses to have won more than $2 million. He has to be the favorite in my mind with G R Carter aboard. If he gets a good break, he'll be tough to catch.

First Moonflash is a great horse and has won 13 of 24. He'll be right there with the very Alejandro Medellin aboard and I like him for second.

For third, I like the dependable Noconi, which has won 7 of 20 for veteran trainer Paul Jones.

Saturday's feature is slated to start at 1:37 p.m. and is race No. 4 on the 11-race card.

- Felix