04/06/2004 11:00PM

Two $300,000 futurities at Sunland Park


Open juveniles and New Mexico-breds each get the opportunity to showcase their potential in the Grade 1, $316,857 West Texas Futurity and the Grade 1, $327,902 New Mexican Spring Futurity at Sunland Park.

The 300-yard West Texas Futurity on Sunday is headed by fastest qualifier Eye Man Who. The colt won his career debut when he took the eighth of 11 West Texas Futurity trials on March 26 by 2 3/4 lengths. His time of 14.927 seconds for the 300 yards easily topped the qualifiers' list. The next-fastest time, 15.164 seconds by All About Ease, was about 1 1/2 lengths slower, a huge margin in a 300-yard Quarter Horse race.

Trainer Blane Wood is loaded for this year's lucrative New Mexico-bred futurity season, with four qualifiers in Saturday's New Mexican Spring Futurity. Heading the Wood contingent are the second- and third-fastest qualifiers, Call Me First Fast and Call My Dream. Call Me First Fast won her maiden in her trial, and Call My Dream is 2 for 2.

Wood will also send out Win Mir and Caliga, each of whom was second in his trial race.

Fastest qualifier Famous Phoebe could be favored in the New Mexican Spring after winning her trial by 1 1/4 lengths in 15.016 seconds for the 300 yards. She also won her career debut, a maiden race at 300 yards on March 7.