06/18/2009 11:00PM

Glory Be Mine gets a rematch


Just one horse has threatened the undefeated Explosive Mine in his three-race career, the filly Glory Be Mine. Sunday, the 2-year-olds will meet for the second time in the $159,556 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Sales Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

The five-furlong race is restricted to horses bred in New Mexico.

Explosive Mine began his career with an 11-length debut win during trials for the $205,000 Copper Top Futurity at Sunland Park on Marcho31. He returned to win the finale by 1 1/2 lengths on April 18. The strong record made Explosive Mine a 1-5 favorite in his trial for the Ruidoso Futurity, and after being pressed by Glory Be Mine he moved on to a half-length win in his last start, June 5.

The race was the debut for Glory Be Mine.

"She broke a little flat-footed and just eased up to them pretty quick, showed her talent going down the backside," said Todd Fincher, who trains Glory Be Mine. "It's tough to catch that horse that won.

"With the little experience, it should help her a bunch. I think she's a really nice filly."

Glory Be Mine will break from post 2 under Martin Bourdieu.

Explosive Mine is situated to her outside, in gate 4. He worked a bullet three furlongs in 38.20 seconds Wednesday at Ruidoso. Trainer Mike Welch has given the mount to Alejandro Medellin.

Also in the 10-horse field is the maiden Train Rider Blues, who rallied for third in the trial won by Explosive Mine. It was the second career start for the horse, who in his debut was second in a maiden special weight at Ruidoso.