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Arnold Taking Two Jessamine Shots

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Today’s 23rd running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) for 2-year-old fillies is the final “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup. Trainer Rusty Arnold is taking two shots at the 1 1/16-mile contest that will earn the winner a spot in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

 

Arnold has Regis Racing’s Zinzay, who broke her maiden at first asking at the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine distance on the grass at Saratoga, and G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Pretty Fancy, a maiden winner in her second start on grass at Kentucky Downs.

 

Zinzay rewarded her backers with a $41.80 mutuel when she won her debut, but she was not a surprise to Arnold.

 

“They paid a lot of money for her ($700,000) and when we got her, she had already been working halves in Florida for Niall Brennan and she is bred for grass,” Arnold said of the daughter of Smart Strike out of an Unbridled’s Song mare. “It is tough to win going a mile and sixteenth first out, but she did everything right. We have given her plenty of time and she has had two good works here.”

 

Joe Rocco Jr., who was aboard for the victory at Saratoga, retains the mount Wednesday.

 

“Pretty Fancy is just the opposite of Zinzay,” Arnold said. “She’s an improving filly. She was very green in her first start at Ellis Park and she ran in spurts. When we took her to Kentucky Downs, she had another horse pass her and she came back on to win. I tried to get her in three races here and none of them went, so I guess maybe they were trying to tell me something and I put her in the stakes.”

 

Victor Lebron will have the mount Wednesday.

 

 

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