06/19/2008 12:00AM

Askmetodance owns a class advantage


FARMINGTON, N.M. - Askmetodance faces seven 3-year-old New Mexico-bred fillies in the $75,000 Aztec Oaks, one of three stakes races on Saturday's SunRay Park card.

The program also features the $75,000 C.O. "Ken" Kendrick Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies and the Grade 3, $40,000 Four Corners Futurity for 2-year-old Quarter Horses.

Askmetodance, trained by Ray Ashford, is the only stakes winner in the Aztec field, having won the $125,000 La Senora Handicap at Sunland Park in January. She last raced on April 20, when she was third, beaten a length, in an overnight handicap at Sunland. She is 3 for 5 lifetime and will be ridden by A.J. Martinez.

Devonaire was installed as the track's 3-1 morning-line favorite in the Kendrick Memorial. A Devon Lane filly, Devonaire is the only horse in the field with stakes experience, having finished fourth in Sunland's $217,000 Copper Top Futurity. Miguel Perez gets the mount from trainer J. Owen Bringhurst.

Reacorona was the top qualifier in the Four Corners Futurity trials on June 5. A Corona for Me filly trained by Wesley Giles, she easily won her trial by 1 3/4 lengths under jockey Tony Guymon. Saturday, she will have to again face Mr Primetime Fame and Jack Rambo, who finished ahead of her in the $50,000 West Texas Juvenile on April 19 at Sunland. She was fourth that day in her only loss from four starts.

Saturday's card will begin at 2:15 p.m. Mountain.