02/04/2017 7:27PM

Hute keeps rolling with Red Hedeman triumph

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Hute paid $11.00 in winning the Red Hedeman Mile.

Hute backed up a seven-length maiden win with a stakes victory Saturday, when he held for a 1 1/4-length win over Dom Strait in the $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile at Sunland Park.

It was another length back to favorite He’s Another Who in third.

The Red Hedeman was one of two New Mexico-bred stakes on the card. Not My Note won the third stakes race of his career in the $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap. He won the 4 1/2-furlong race by 4 1/2 lengths, covering the distance in 49.52 seconds. Tracy Hebert was aboard Not My Note ($3.20), a son of Fusaichi Zenon, for Michael Weatherly and trainer Simon Buechler.

Hute ($11) came into the Red Hedeman off a maiden special weight win Dec. 30 at Sunland. He was prominent from the start Saturday, dueling through fractions of 23.72 seconds for the opening quarter and 46.93 for the half-mile. He went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:37.85.

Ken Tohill was aboard for Michael Stinson and trainer Joel Marr.

Hute is a son of Western Gambler.