05/28/2005 12:00AM

Leading Spirit fastest qualifier

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Leading Spirit blazed 350 yards in 17.170 seconds on Friday to qualify fastest to the $550,000(est.), Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity.

Leading Spirit is a Texas-bred Special Leader gelding out of the Special Task mare Sandras Task and is conditioned by G. Blane Wood for owner Barry B. Thompson.

Leading Spirit won the second race on a 17-race card of trials under James J. Gonzales II and returned $2.40 to win.

The final for the Ruidoso Futurity final will be run on June 12.

Ruidoso Futurity Qualifiers

Horse - Qualifying Time - Race No.

Leading Spirit :17.170 -

Separate Tac :17.319 -

Ladys Is First :17.403 -

Crater Lake :17.436 -

Boknaii :17.465 -

Shazoom Gone Pi :17.480 -

Mia Jones :17.524 -

Real Good Man :17.548 -

One Special Shake :17.565 -

Eye of Corona :17.592 -