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Hezgothelook Z Continues Quest for All American Triple Crown in Sunday's Rainbow Futurity
Ruidoso Futurity [G1] winner Hezgothelook Z, continues his trek towards the second leg of the All American Triple Crown on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs in the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity [G1].

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Hezgothelook Z Continues Quest for All American Triple Crown in Sunday's Rainbow Futurity

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JULY 8, 2024–Hezgothelook Z, a gelded son of Favorite Cartel trained by Toby Keeton for owner Triple One Ranch, will continue his quest for the All American Triple Crown in Sunday's 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

A $70,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Sale in Oklahoma City, Hezgothelook Z has earned $432,300 from four races, and he brings in a three-race win streak that includes a three-quarter length victory in the first leg of the Triple Crown, the June 9, 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity (G1).

Hezgothelook Z is the second-fastest overall qualifier from 34 Rainbow Futurity trials run June 28-29. The gelding drew the rail post and will be ridden by Bryan Candanosa.

Other contenders include stakes winner Space Cowwboyy and the Grade 1-placed Aguila Rapida. Trained by Juventino Ruiz for owners Scott Branson and Jimmy Vasquez, Space Cowwboyy is coming off of a two-length win in his Rainbow Futurity trial. The Corona Cartel gelding and $55,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale has banked $61,939 from seven races, and his two wins include a half-length victory in the 350-yard, $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Stakes on June 9.

Space Cowwboyy drew post 3 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

Aguila Rapida ran second to Hezgothelook Z in the Ruidoso Futurity. A homebred son of champion Tempting Dash trained by Toby Keeton for owner Simmons Racing, the gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
1. Hezgothelook Z--Bryan Candanosa
2. Candy Going Viral--Jacob Enriquez
3. Space Cowwboyy--Adrian Ramos
4. Just Dulce--Christian Ramos
5. Highly Regarded V--Francisco Calderon
6. FDD Dreams--Luis Martinez
7. Aguila Rapida--Ricky Ramirez
8. Ohana Spirit--Ali Rivera
9. Little Vaquero--Noe Garcia Jr.
10. Favorite Fire V--James Flores

Also on Sunday, a dozen 2-year-olds are entered back in the 400-yard, $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Stakes.

Ronald L. Sugamosto's Razor Sharp is a multiple stakes placed Tempting Dash filly trained by Eric Valenzuela. A $67,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, Razor Sharp has banked $38,476 from five races -- all in New Mexico -- and his record includes third-place finishes in the May 18, $215,000 Four Corners Futurity at SunRay Park, and the April 6, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Stakes at Sunland Park.

Razor Sharp drew post 7 and will be ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr.

All Ruidoso Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.