12/13/2009 1:00AM

Cattleman Prospect gets up in Jamison


Cattleman Prospect avenged his loss as the favorite in last month's New Mexico Cup Sprint with a sharp, nose win over Gold Asure in the at Sunland Park on Sunday.

The 6 1/2-furlong race was one of two sprint races on the card for statebreds. In the $125,000 New Mexico Racing Commission, Happy Me ($20.80) upset Negotiablafections.

Cattleman Prospect ($8.80) tracked pacesetter Gold Asure through fractions of 23.08 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.94 for the half-mile before going on to cover the distance on a track rated fast in 1:17.19.

Alejandro Medellin was aboard the winner for trainer Andres Gonzalez.

Last month, Cattleman Prospect rallied to finish second in the $177,000 New Mexico Cup Sprint at Zia Park. He was favored in that race after winning an allowance prep there in October. He is an 8-year-old who has now won 13 races. Cattleman Prospect is owned by Ramon Gonzalez Jr. and Cody Kelley.

Happy Me was prominent throughout for a 2 3/4-length win over Negotiableafections in the . She covered six furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:10.53. Ken Tohill was aboard for owner Rita Danley and trainer Fred Danley. With the win, Happy Me improved her record to 3 for 4.