01/03/2008 12:00AM

DPI Good Boy aims to prove fast trial no fluke


DPI Good Boy tries to prove he belongs at the Grade 1 level in the $130,000 Shue Fly Stakes on Saturday at Sunland Park.

DPI Good Boy dominated the qualifying when he won his 400-yard trial in 18.891 seconds while second-fastest qualifier Smith and West was timed in 19.212, the equivalent of more than two lengths slower.

DPI Good Boy has won 3 of 5 starts, but was a well-beaten sixth in his only stakes appearance, in the Grade 1 New Mexico Classic Futurity at Zia Park.

A Streak Regard was a troubled second in his trial, but has deep stakes credentials. He defeated New Mexico-breds in the Grade 1 Zia Futurity at Ruidoso Downs and the Grade 2 New Mexico Breeders Futurity at Sun Ray Park on his way to $314,672 in career earnings.

His connections anted up the $50,000 supplemental fee to run him in the trials to the Grade 1, $2 million All American Futurity, but he finished second in his trial at 2-5 and did not qualify for the All American.

Two starts ago, A Streak Regard showed his class against open company when he finished third in the $305,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship, a race that brings together top finishers in Grade 1 futurities throughout the region, at 3-1 odds. Ten of the 11 contestants had either won or placed in a Gradeo1 futurity.

The lightly raced Blazin N Shakin is after her third straight win and second stakes win. Two races ago, she was an easy 1 1/2-length winner of the Grade 3 Senorita Futurity. She was then rested for 10 weeks before coming back to win her Shue Fly trial by a nose with the third-fastest time of 19.238.

Ketel Won will continue racing

Ketel Won will remain in training this year after closing out his 4-year-old season with two Grade 1 wins to become a leading prospect for champion aged stallion and champion aged horse honors.

"He's been sound throughout his career, so I expect him to be ready for 2008," said owner R.D. Hubbard

The Paul Jones-trained Ketel Won was named the Ruidoso Downs older horse of the meet last summer when he won the Higheasterjet Handicap by a length and the All American Gold Cup by 2 1/4 lengths. He was then named Quarter Horse of the meet at Zia Park on the basis of one start, a half-length win in the Grade 1 Zia Park Championship.

Ketel Won closed out his 2007 season with a half-length win in The Championship at Sunland Park in a very fast 18.936 seconds for 400 yards, surpassing the stakes record of 19.01 seconds set by champion Mongoose Jet Eye.

Carter, Jones continue to dominate

G.R. Carter Jr., the four-time defending champion jockey, topped the 2007 national jockey standings, and five-time defending training champion Paul Jones led trainers in 2007 in money earned and wins.

Carter's mounts earned $3,357,686 with 147 winners. Freddie Martinez finished second with more than $3.2 million in earnings.

Jones's horses won 250 of 1,276 starts, earning $6,528,188. He topped his previous earnings record of $6,483,552, set in 2005.