EG High Desert Farms continued its hot start with his 2-year-olds after the filly Jess Ravin (left) came out on top against a field that featured highly regarded 2-year-olds Misleader,Daring N Different and Just Another Hit in the sixth race on Saturday.
Ridden by Alejandro Luna for trainer Yanet Rodriguez, Jess Ravin left the gate in okay fashion, but thenpicked up speed every stride on the way to outfinishing Misleader and Daring N Different. Sent off at 9-1 odds, the Corona Cartel filly covered the 300 yards in:15.757. Jess Ravin is out of the broodmare Jessica Ravin, the runner-up in the 2004 Adequan New Mexico Derby Challenge. Jessica Ravin.
In the fifth race on Saturday, Ed Allred’s Sale Topper posted a dominant performance in his career debut, as the gelding by Walk Thru Fire cruised to 1¼ length victory in a time of :15.638. Sale Topper has been a standout in his morning drills and he carried that form into his first start. Sale Topper left the gate just behind the quick runner Trust Me Not, but once he found his next gear the race was over. Sale Topper was a length ahead of the field at the midway point and jockey Carlos Huerta just let him run on his own from there.From the family of the great mare Oh La Proud, the mother of champions Hawkinson, Hawkish and Flame N Flash, Sale Topper is eligible to the Ed Burke Million Futurity, Golden State Million Futurity, and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.
Meanwhile,Daring N Different’s workout partner Kickin Seis crushed her competition with a¾ length victory in Sunday’s fourth race. The Tres Seis filly was fractious in the starting gate, but she was all business once the gates opened for jockey Cruz Mendez and owners Jose Flores and Howard Nichols. Kickin Seis, who is eligible to all three of aforementioned million dollar futurities here, went on to cover the distance in :15.825 with the Jaime Gomez-trained High Class Honey running second. The latter is owned by Jose Ubario, who last year campaigned Kindergarten finalist Zoomilicious.