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Ms Flaming Finish Breaks Maiden, Sets New Track Record In $48,500 Crush The Curve Futurity
Ms Flaming Finish, under jockey Jesus Canales, winning the $48,500 Crush The Curve Futurity on Sunday at Pocatello Downs.

Kira Crook
Ms Flaming Finish Breaks Maiden, Sets New Track Record In $48,500 Crush The Curve Futurity

POCATELLO, ID—MAY 22, 2022—Under jockey Jesus Canales, Ms Flaming Finish defeated One Famous Rock by a neck to break her maiden in the $48,500 Crush The Curve Futurity at Pocatello Downs Sunday evening.

Saddled by trainer Javier Duarte Ms Flaming Finish completed the 300 yard course in :15.310 seconds, breaking a 27-year-old track record while earning a 105 speed index. The previous record of :15.360 seconds was set September 24, 1995, by What About Val.

A $37,000 Los Alamitos Equine Sale graduate, Ms Flaming Finish races for owner Abelardo Gonzalez.  A daughter of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, bred in California from the Walk Thru Fire mare Flaming Chula, the sorrel filly has compiled a (3) 1-1-1 record and the Crush The Curve winner’s purse valued at $22,310 boosted her bankroll total to $22,960. 

The winning connections of Ms Flaming Finish accept the Crush The Cove Futurity trophy. © Kira Crook

George and Sandra Villalobos are the breeder.

Runner-up One Famous Rock, a $45,00 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, picked up $9,700 for his second-place effort. Mark Hanson conditions the One Famous Eagle gelding, out of First Prize Joy by Oak Tree Special, for RTM Stables, Kevin Dunn and Bryon Goody. Weetona Stanley bred One Famous Rock in Texas.

Dash For Five T, a son of multiple stake sire Five Bar Cartel, finished half-a-length back to earn $4,850 for third. Freddy Ibarra trains the Oregon bred gelding for owner-breeder Jose Luis Torres. Luis Gonzalez had the riding call on the 2-year-old out of Dash Home Deb by Strawfly Special. Winless in two starts, he has earned $5,100.

Dc Ladys Dashin Eagle, Rlh Fouronthefloor, I Am Bolt, Dash To The Flash T, Black water Cartel and Rb Dash Thru Fire completed the field.