07/31/2016 8:29PM

Bryn’s Fancy Pants takes third straight stakes win


Bryn’s Fancy Pants remained undefeated in four career starts Sunday, when she rallied for a length win in the $50,000 Sierra Starlet at Ruidoso Downs. It was the third straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly, as well as the third stakes win on the day for her trainer, Todd Fincher, and her rider, Alfredo Juarez Jr. 

The Sierra Starlet closed out the $1 million Zia Festival program featuring 10 divisional stakes for New Mexico-breds. There were six stakes for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses.

Bryn’s Fancy Pants ($3.40) tracked an opening quarter of 21.92 seconds on Sunday, swung wide into the stretch, and went on to cover the 5 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-old fillies in 1:04.80.

Bryn’s Fancy Pants is a daughter of Southwestern Heat, who races for the partnership of Dale Taylor, Carey Taylor, and Jon Hogg.

Earlier on the card, Fincher accounted for the superfecta in the $173,171 Mountain Top Futurity when Ignored edged Another Brother by a nose and the pair was followed under the wire by Storming Back in third and Heat Stroke.

Fincher had six starters in the 10-horse Mountain Top.

Ignored entered the five-eighths of a mile race off an 11-length trial win. He covered the distance in 58.74 seconds. Francisco Giles was aboard for Steve Prather and Bessie Prather. Ignored is by The Way Home.

Fincher’s other stakes winner on the card was Hush’s Storm ($22.20) in the $50,000 Land of Enchantment Handicap. Juarez was aboard, and also won the Lincoln Handicap with Stormy Day ($16). 

Triple for stallion Attila’s Storm

The stallion Attila’s Storm was represented by three winners on the card, led by Hush’s Storm in the Land of Enchantment. He drew clear by 4 1/4 lengths over The Waki Rapper; it was another three-quarters of a length back in third to favorite Proceed.

Hush’s Storm covered the seven and half furlongs around two turns in 1:32.85.

Juarez was aboard for the ownership group of Dale Taylor, Joe Dee Brooks, Carey Taylor, and Jon Hogg. Hush’s Storm has now won 7 of 35 starts, including three stakes, for career earnings of $325,734.

Stormy Day was Attila’s Storm’s first stakes winner on the card when she overtook Tilla Cat for a three-quarter-length win in the $50,000 Lincoln Handicap. She covered six furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:11.21. Juarez was aboard for owner-breeder R.D. Hubbard and trainer Bart Hone.

Stormin the Jewels ($21.40), also by Attila’s Storm, wired the field for a 1 3/4-length win over Hit A Lick in the $50,000 Road Runner Handicap. Oscar Ceballos was aboard for J and SM, Inc., and trainer Fred Danley.

- D E Lover ($6.60) rallied for a 1 1/2-length win over Thermal in the $50,000 Sierra Blanca Handicap. Christian Reyes Santiago was aboard for trainer Tony Sedillo, who co-owns D E Lover with Leroy Martinez.

Hot Indy Chick ($38.60) rallied for a half-length win in the $409,110 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity.

Play Misty Foreme ($9.80) edged Datona Doll by a nose in the $163,843 Zia Quarter Horse Derby.

:: Enjoy news and analysis from DRF? Unlock access to handicapping analysis, real-time coverage, reports, charts, and more. Start your 30-day trial for 1¢. (First-time members only.)