PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 9, 2021—Fastest qualifier Chrissy Ledoux returned to Turf Paradise today to defeat Thrill My Socks by two-lengths in the $79,658 AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity.
Under jockey Luis Valenzuela, Chrissy Ledoux raced to her fourth consecutive win while completing the 350 yards in :17.684 seconds, a 99 speed index into a 7 mph headwind. Trainer Ralph Fales conditions the Arizona homebred daughter of world champion sire FDD Dynasty for himself and his wife Carolyn Fales.
Out of the Jesse James Jr mare Jess One Looke, Chrissy Ledoux earned $39,829 today to boost her earnings mark to $58,644. Her only loss this season was a second-place effort in her career debut at Los Alamitos Race Course last August.
Bumped at the start under jockey Emilio Tapia, runner-up Thrill My Socks Off put in a good effort to finish second for owner Jose Antonio De Santiago and trainer Jesus Olivas-Valenzuela. Bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP, the gelded son of a leading third crop sire, Kiss My Hocks, earned $15,932. Out of the Mr Jess Perry mare License To Thrill, Thrill My Socks has banked $22,182 in five starts.
Bh Free Drop Billy, an Oregon bred son of multiple stakes sire Bodacious Dash, finished half-a-length back to pick up $7,966 for third. Eloy Navarro trains the gelding for owner Jose Aguilar Mendoza. Bred by Bill Hoburg, from the Snowbound (TB) mare Apollo Snowbound, Bh Free Drop Billy has earned $12,852.
Sb Timetoshine, Rockin Jo Kool, Good Reason To Run, Mr Cosmopolitan Nr, Tresponte and Ill Be Gone completed the field. Send Me A Reason V was scratched.
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