09/04/2016 6:39PM

Stormin the Jewels scores as favorite in Casino at the Downs Derby

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Stormin the Jewels, with Enrique Gomez aboard, wins by a length in the Casino at the Downs Derby.

Stormin the Jewels won his second consecutive stakes race in New Mexico on Sunday, when he held off Forger by a length in the $75,000 Casino at the Downs at Albuquerque Derby. One start prior, Stormin the Jewels won the $50,000 Road Runner Handicap at Ruidoso Downs.

The Casino at the Downs at Albuquerque Derby was a 6 1/2-furlong race restricted to 3-year-olds bred in New Mexico.

Stormin the Jewels ($4) was always prominent, taking control of his rivals through a half-mile in 43.84 seconds. He went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:15.67.

Enrique Gomez was aboard for trainer Fred Danley.

Stormin the Jewels is a son of Attila’s Storm. He races for J & SM, Inc. Earlier in his career, the horse won the $205,000 El Camino Real Futurity at the Downs at Albuquerque.

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