11/01/2015 8:17PM

Mr. Wizard, Diabolical Dame post big wins in New Mexico Cup

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Mr. Wizard wins the Rocky Gulch, the richest race on the New Mexico Cup program, for the second time Sunday under jockey Miguel Fuentes Jr.

Mr. Wizard and Diabolical Dame were the most dominant winners Sunday during the $2 million New Mexico Cup program at Zia Park. Mr. Wizard unleashed a powerful run to account for the richest Thoroughbred race on the program, the $180,000 Rocky Gulch Championship, while Diabolical Dame made it six wins in a row in the $140,000 Oaks.

The New Mexico Cup was comprised of 12 stakes, with eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses. All of the races are restricted to horses bred in New Mexico.

Mr. Wizard ($9.60) won the Rocky Gulch for the second time in his career Sunday, having also taken the mile fixture for 3-year-olds and up in 2013. In this year’s running, he had one horse beat in the early stages, unleashed a powerful bid on the final turn, and went on to win by 5 1/4 lengths over Santiago’s Home. Mr. Wizard covered the distance on a fast track in 1:37.34.

Miguel Fuentes Jr. rode the winner for trainer Dallas Barton.

Mr. Wizard earned $108,000 for the partnership of W.D. Carson, Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing. Overall, the horse has won 11 of 39 starts and $561,742.

Diabolical Dame ($3.60) won her fourth consecutive stakes when she disposed of a pace rival in the stretch and pulled away to a six-length win in the Oaks. Diabolical Dame covered six furlongs in 1:09.81. Aldo Arboleda was aboard for trainer Todd Fincher.

Diabolical Dame’s streak started in the Bank of Albuquerque Stakes in May at Albuquerque. She then won an allowance at the track in June before taking the Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff in July at SunRay Park, the Lincoln Handicap in July at Ruidoso Downs,  and the Casino Downs Handicap in September at Albuquerque.

Diabolical Dame races for Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant,  and Derrol Hubbard. 

In others stakes, Hurricane Hush ($15.40) overtook Twixy Roll for a three-quarter length win in the $140,000 Filly and Mare Sprint.

Indian Tiva ($3.20) won her second straight stakes when she returned to the statebred ranks for the $140,000 Lassie. She rallied from next to last for a 2 3/4- length score for breeder, owner, and trainer Barbara Brown.

Wyatt ($14) closed from off the pace for a half-length win over The Waki Rapper in the $170,000 Sprint. The winner covered six furlongs in 1:10.26.

Golly Gee ($20.80) darted to a half-length win over Lonnie Ton in the $140,000 Derby. The winner covered six furlongs in 1:10.03.

My Dandy Girl ($12) was a two-length winner over Stormin Creek in the $170,000 Peppers Pride.

Back Seat Hero closed out the card with a half-length win in the $140,000 Juvenile, returning $54.

Chickaloni ($17) won a photo over Frank N Jesse in the $280,801 Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses.

Major Moonflash ($6.20) delivered as the favorite and fastest qualifier in the $177,934 Derby for Quarter Horses.

D E Wagons Strawfly ($13.20) was a two-length winner in the 870-yard Championship for Quarter Horses, worth $140,000.

 Cinco Menudos ($15.80) was a neck winner of the $170,000 Quarter Horse Championship.