09/25/2009 11:00PM

All American winner second in Zia trial race


Runnning Brook Gal finished second by a neck in her first start since winning the Grade 1, $1.9 million All American Futurity during a trial race at Zia Park on Saturday, but still still qualified for the track's Grade 2, $302,440 Hobbs America Futurity on Oct. 11.

Runnning Brook Gal encountered some trouble at the start in her trial, which went as the fifth race, and she rallied for second to wire-to-wire winner Eye of an Episode ($64.20). Runnning Brook Gal ran the 400 yards in 19.44 seconds to rank as the fourth fastest qualifier for the Hobbs. She was the 1-5 favorite.

Shesa First Ratify ($5), who was second in the All American Futurity run at Ruidoso Downs on Sept. 7, set the fastest qualifying time for the Hobbs when she won her trial by a length in 19.38 seconds. Bonifacio Perez was aboard for Sandra Erwin and trainer Jose Dominguez. The same owner-trainer-jockey team also qualified Eye of an Episode.

In all, there were six trial races for the Hobbs. Other qualifiers include Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity winner First Klas Fred.