09/23/2009 11:00PM

All American Futurity winner makes return


Runnning Brook Gal will make her first start since her dominating performance in the All American Futurity on Saturday at Zia Park, when she runs in trials for the Grade 2, $300,000-estimated Hobbs America Futurity for Quarter Horses.

Runnning Brook Gal is set to run in the fifth race on a card that features six trials. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the 400-yard trials will advance to the Oct. 11 running of the Hobbs.

Runnning Brook Gal is ranked as the nation's leading 2-year-old by virtue of her 1 1/2-length win in the Grade 1, $2 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Sept. 7.

"She really stepped up to the plate that day," said Paul Jones, who trains Runnning Brook Gal for A & C Racing and Roping. "We always thought she was a nice filly. She qualified to the Ruidoso Futurity and qualified to the Rainbow and ran second in that race. She's gotten better and better as time went on.

"She ran a perfect race in the All American," Jones added. "She had a super break from the gate, ran perfectly straight, made no mistakes. She definitely showed that she's really talented."

Runnning Brook Gal, who will break from post 7 under regular rider Ramon Sanchez, has been at Zia since about five days after the close of the Ruidoso meet on Sept. 7, said Jones.

In the fourth race, First Klas Fred, the winner of the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity in June, will meet All American Futurity runner-up Shesa First Ratify.