12/16/2011 2:48PM

Sunland: Capote's Charm steps up in Enchantress


The ability to get two turns is a question for all but one of the 10 fillies who will run Sunday in the $110,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. But that one filly, Capote’s Charm, will be something of an outsider in the race.

Restricted to 2-year-olds bred in New Mexico, the Enchantress is run at one mile, a distance Capote’s Charm conquered last month, when she powered home by more than three lengths in a maiden special weight for statebreds at Zia Park. But the score came in her sixth career start, and with her first race against winners coming at the stakes level Sunday, she won’t get the betting attention of Quinton’s Doll Who and Hot for You.

Quinton’s Doll Who is stakes-placed and has the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure in the Enchantress, a 63, which she earned for finishing third in the $152,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies at Zia at Oct. 30. She has never raced beyond six furlongs, however, and gets little pedigree support for the distance test Sunday.

Quinton’s Doll Who is by Quinton’s Gold, a multiple stakes winner who registered all six of his wins in sprints. Her dam is Sunny Expectation, whose four wins came at one turn. However, Sunny Expectation has produced a route winner, which bodes well for Quinton’s Doll Who. Ry Eikleberry has the mount for trainer Joel Marr, who also wins at a 22 percent rate with his sprint-to-route prospects.

Hot for You was second in the New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies, then came back and won her maiden one start later at Zia. She, too, will be making her route debut with a pedigree slanted toward sprinting. Her sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter, while her dam, Red Hot Kitty, registered her two career wins in sprints. But like the dam of Quinton’s Doll Who, Red Hot Kitty has produced a route winner. Hot for You is trained by Hermengildo Aldavaz and will be ridden by Martin Bourdieu.

Other horses of interest include Super Stormy, who goes for the red-hot barn of trainer Henry Dominguez, who is winning with 36 percent of his starters at Sunland. Super Stormy makes her two-turn debut and gets pedigree support for the trip as her sire, Suave Prospect, was a Grade 3 winner at two-turns and overall won five route races.

The Enchantress will share a card with the $110,000 Lou Wooten Handicap for Quarter Horses. A 400-yard race, the Lou Wooten is for fillies and mares bred in New Mexico. Snow Regard is the one to beat after defeating most of the field last month, when she won the New Mexico Cup Filly and Mare Championship at Zia.