FARMINGTON— When Miss BRH won the Copper Top Futurity for fillies last April at Sunland Park, she was a 29-to-1 longshot.
Today, when the New Mexico-bred daughter of Squall goes to the gate for the featured $45,000 C.O. Ken Kendrick Memorial at SunRay Park and Casino, bettors will be asked to take a much shorter price on the recent stakes winner.
Owned by William Stradley and Tom Williams, Miss BRH is the 5-to-2 morning-line favorite in today's Kendrick Memorial, the featured eighth race on a nine-race live program that gets underway at 1:30 p.m.
Fred Danley is the trainer of Miss BRH, the romping winner in the Copper Top Futurity, getting the four-and-one-half furlong distance in a fast final time of 51.56 seconds. Since that race, she has worked well coming up to the Kendrick, where she will face eight rivals while breaking from post position six.
Alfredo Juarez Jr. is slated to ride Miss BRH.
Two horses that Miss BRH defeated in the Copper Top will get another chance against the filly today, including Storming Who, as the odds-on favorite for trainer Todd Fincher, was a well-beaten third in the race.
Breaking to the outside of Miss BRH in post seven, Dusty Shepherd will ride Storming Who for the first time and is listed at 6-to-1 on the morning line.
Fincher will also saddle Be My Angel and Missing Reba, both coming off maiden victories over this course.
Post time for the Kendrick is set for 4:18 p.m.