10/14/2008 11:00PM

Makamaddash in tough


Makamaddash, winner of two 870-yard stakes last summer, faces a deep field in the $55,000 Herman Jefferson Stakes over 870 yards on Saturday afternoon at Zia Park.

The front-running Makamaddash dominated the Master Salls Handicap at Ruidoso Downs and the Special Hank Handicap at The Downs at Albuquerque in successive starts.

City Class was second to Makamaddash in the Master Salls and came back to finish a head behind Tricky Dust, the top contender for 2008 champion distance horse, in the Brigand Handicap. After facing those two classy geldings, he shipped to Lone Star Park to win the Red River Handicap.