12/14/2012 3:09PM

Sunland Park: Back Seat Roll targets four in a row in Enchantress Stakes


Back Seat Roll will be chasing her fourth consecutive win Sunday when she makes her two-turn debut in the $85,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. The one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies bred in New Mexico drew a field of 10.

Back Seat Roll began her streak in her third career start, when she won her maiden in a trial at Ruidoso Downs on July 14. She proceeded to capture the finale, the $159,000 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity, and after a freshening, the $140,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies at Zia Park on Oct. 28.

Back Seat Roll has rallied from off the pace in her races and might make good use of the added ground she picks up Sunday on the move from six furlongs to a mile. She also gets support for the new distance demands from the bottom side of her pedigree. Back Seat Roll’s unraced dam, Back Seat Charm, is by Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm. In addition, Back Seat Roll’s third dam, Lovin Touch, produced champion Caressing, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2000. As for Back Seat Roll’s sire, Roll Hennessy Roll, he won at distances of up to seven furlongs, with his biggest score coming at the trip in the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue in 2002.

Enrique Gomez will ride Back Seat Roll, who races for her breeders, J. Kirk and Judy Robison. She is trained by Henry Dominguez.

The chief threat could be Desertsmagic, a closer making her first start at two turns after finishing third to Back Seat Roll in both the Rio Grande and New Mexico Cup. Desertsmagic is by Desert God, the Fappiano stallion whose offspring includes Peppers Pride, a multiple stakes winner at two turns. Casey Lambert will ride Desertsmagic for trainer Todd Fincher.

Kasha Roo is the lone horse in the field proven at two turns, by virtue of a maiden special weight win at a mile at Zia on Nov. 20. She set the pace and won off by five lengths for trainer Gary Cross.