10/15/2010 3:13PM

Fastation looks formidable

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Fastation has been on a stakes tear since the summer and looks like an odds-on favorite to continue her run in the $55,000 Permian Basin at Zia Park. The six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies also drew stakes winner Squall Wilbud.

But no member of the seven-horse field is as accomplished as Fastation. She began her stakes streak in July, when she took the 5 1/2-furlong division of the $100,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park. One start later, Fastation captured the $85,000 Juvenile Fillies at Mountaineer Racetrack on Aug. 7. She has raced once since, winning the six-furlong division of the $100,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama on Sept. 25.

Fastation earned a Beyer Figure of 85 at Mountaineer, and an 84 at Retama. The numbers are the best career Beyers in the Permian Basin.

Fastation, trained by Steve Asmussen, is also one of the best-bred fillies in the race. She is by Valid Expectations, one of the leading stallions in the Southwest, and from the stakes-winning mare Fast Fingers. Fastation’s siblings include stakes winners Spanish Guitar and Cumby Texas.
With her tactical speed, Fastation is a candidate to either wire the field or stalk potential pacesetter I Lift Me Eyes.

Squall Wilbud won the $133,000 fillies division of the Copper Top Futurity at Sunland in April for trainer Fred Danley. Angel at Home is making her stakes debut off a five-length maiden win. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }

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A golf tournament benefiting the family of jockey Mark Anthony Villa, who last month died in a riding accident at Zia, will be held at the Hobbs Country Club on Wednesday. To play on a team or sponsor a hole, contact Kenna Rausch at (575) 492-7007.