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Forty-Nine Sophomores Entered in West Texas Derby
All American Futurity(G1) finalist will head Forty-nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

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Forty-Nine Sophomores Entered in West Texas Derby

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

SUNLAND PARK, NM-–JANUARY 31, 2023–
Forty-nine 3-year-olds, headed by All American Futurity (G1) finalist Doing Something Good, are entered in Saturday's 400-yard West Texas Derby (G3) trials at Sunland Park.

A $110,000 purchase at the 2021 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Doing Something Good is a son of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Fred Danley for owner J & SM Inc. of Fort Stockton, Texas.

The bay gelding has earned $261,201 from eight races, and he ended his juvenile season with a fourth-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Hes Judgeandjury, in the September 5, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

Doing Something Good drew post 2 and will be ridden by Noe Garcia Jr. in the third of five trials.

Delight Interest, a gelded son of Seperate Interest trained by Josue Ponce for owner Triple Five, drew post 8 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez in the first heat.

A $30,000 buy at the 2021 Heritage Place Yearlilng Sale in Oklahoma City, Delight Interest ended his 2-year-old campaign with a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner RGs Gold Wagon, in the December 16, $306,000 Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3) in Louisiana.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday's trials will meet in the February 25, $65,000-added West Texas Derby final.

All Sunland Park races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.