11/08/2009 1:00AM

Fincher wins four stakes at Zia


Trainer Todd Fincher dominated the $2 million New Mexico Cup program at Zia Park on Sunday, when he won four of the seven Thoroughbred stakes run on the mixed breed-card. There were also four stakes for Quarter Horses, and together the 11 races, which were all restricted to New Mexico-breds, made for the richest program of the meet at Zia.

Fincher's career afternoon opened with 2-year-old filly Glory Be Mine winning her fourth straight race in the $149,345 Juvenile Fillies. She won by 1 1/4 lengths over King's Water Lilly, and covered six furlongs on a fast track in 1:11.95. It was the third straight stakes win for Glory Be Mine.

"She's got a big heart, that's the difference in a horse and a racehorse," Fincher said. "She just has that quality that not very many of them possess. She's a fighter, puts it all out there. A lot of horses have the same ability. She just has that 'it' factor."

Martin Bourdieu rode Glory Be Mine for Bobby McQueen and Dale Taylor. She paid $2.60.

Fincher's run continued with a win in the $152,690 Juvenile with Chuchuluco ($6.80), who scored by 1 1/4 lengths over Rig's Runner. Chuchuluco covered six furlongs in 1:09.34. Leading rider Isaias Enriguez was aboard Chuchuluco for West Texas Racing Partners.

Fincher then accounted for the two richest Thoroughbred races on the cards, when he sent out Enchanted Outlaw ($11.20) to romp by 8 1/2 lengths in the $191,575 Rocky Gulch Championship, and Negotiablafections ($7.20) to score by 4 3/4 lengths in the $182,190 Peppers Pride Championship.

A.J. Juarez Jr. was aboard both horses, with Enchanted Outlaw tracking the pace early in the one-mile Rocky Gulch. He overtook leader Cimply Done through three-quarters of a mile in 1:11.36, and went on to cover the distance in 1:39.23. Enchanted Outlaw races for Ted Rushing and Lee Lewis. Negotiableafections covered a mile in 1:39.74. She is owned by Terry Millenbine.

Fincher, a former jockey, is based at Zia.

In other races, Lesters Secret ($15.40) turned the tables on familiar rival Lefty Who for a length win in the $151,575 Colts and Geldings Championship for 3-year-olds. Antonio Castanon was aboard for trainer Henry Dominguez.

* Blue Eyed Bella ($13.20) was a neck winner of the $151,575 Filly Championship for 3-year-olds, with Enriquez riding for trainer Joel Marr.

* Gulchrunssweet ($16.40) wired the field in the $177,115 Sprint, with Quyet Bui aboard for trainer Bart Hone.

* First Moonflash ($2.60) was a 1 1/2-length winner of the $179,230 Quarter Horse Championship.