Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Friday, January 4, 2019
by Eric Alwan
Hs Paul Walker is top qualifier for $211,090 Shue Fly
Hs Paul Walker is the top qualifier for the $211,090 Shue Fly Stakes following five trials held at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Friday.
The stakes placed son of Osbaldo turned on the jets and won the 2nd trial heat of the day at 400 yards in a time of 19.47 seconds. The New Mexico-bred foal of 2016 defeated Igotmybiggirljeanson by about a neck. Alonso Rivera rode for trainer Alvaro Hinojos. Rivera rode three straight winners on the card. Hs Paul Walker was a close second to Woodys Copy Cat in the New Mexico Classic Futurity at Zia Park last fall. He has 4 career wins from 10 starts.
The finale to the Shue Fly will be run on Sunday, January 26.
Here is the list of qualifiers: Hs Paul Walker, 19.47; Igotmybiggirlsjeanson, 19.505; Saul, 19.525; Freedom Flash, 19.526; Cd Flash and Fame, 19.557; Ryansmanonthemoon, 19.565; El Red, 19.606; Vintage Vaquera, 19.646; Cd Mamas Boy, 19.710 and Woodys Copy Cat, 19.721.
Live racing resumes on Saturday.
Photo Credit: Coady Photography