12/20/2006 12:00AM

Remember Me Rose makes final bid for title


Southwest Juvenile Championship winner Remember Me Rose makes her final bid for 2006 2-year-old filly champion in the first of seven 400-yard trials to the Sunland Winter Futurity on Friday afternoon at Sunland Park.

Remember Me Rose's chief competition for the champion 2-year-old filly title is Blues Girl Too, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on Dec. 8. Blues Girl Too was second in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million and the Grade 1 Golden State Million, both at Los Alamitos.

Remember Me Rose won the Ford Juvenile Mexico Challenge in Mexico City. She then came to the United States and won her trial for the Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. She finished second in the Grade 1, $625,000 Rainbow Futurity as the favorite.

After a freshening this fall, Remember Me Rose won the Grade 2, $150,000 Ford Juvenile Challenge Championship at Lone Star Park and then the Southwest Juvenile Championship, beating nine rivals who each had won or placed in a Grade 1 futurity, including five Grade 1 futurity winners.

Dash Ta Moon highweight in Wooten

Dash Ta Moon carries high weight of 124 pounds in the Grade 1, $125,000 Lou Wooten Handicap for New Mexico-bred females on Saturday at Sunland Park.

Throughout the year the statebred females have been beating each other, and Dash Ta Moon got the most recent win, in the $86,000 New Mexico Cup Filly and Mare Championship at Zia Park on Dec. 2. It was her first win since the Sunland Invitational Handicap on March 26.

Also in the Wooten are defending winner EJ Heart Talker, Yulla Stakes winner La Fuga, Pelican Stakes winner Bug Lover, and Ill Getcha Good, who is making her first start since finishing third in the 2005 Wooten.

Wave Carver horse of meet at Los Al

Wave Carver was named the Los Alamitos horse of the meet after his season-ending Grade 1 wins in the $700,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby and the $600,000 Champion of Champions. He is also the 3-year-old colt and 3-year-old of the meet.

Wave Carver, a top contender for world champion honors, follows his full brother Ocean Runaway, the 2005 horse of the meet and Champion of Champions winner.

Two-time derby winner Starlet Hawk was named the top 3-year-old gelding, and three-time stakes winner Makinmoves Buzz was named the top 3-year-old filly.

Blues Girl Too was named the 2-year-old and 2-year-old filly of the meet following her Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million victory.

Ed Burke Million winner FDD Dynasty was named the top 2-year-old colt, and Golden State Million winner Jess You and I the top 2-year-old gelding.

Los Alamitos Championship winner Apollitical Time was the top older horse and older mare. Vessels Maturity winner Be a Bono was named top older gelding, and Winter Championship winner Gold Medal Jess the top aged stallion.

Marathon Invitational winner Snowbound Superstar was named distance horse of the meet after being undefeated in six 870-yard starts.