Ticker
  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 4 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 5 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 9 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 11 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 12 days ago

Arnold Taking Two Jessamine Shots

keeneland start

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.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories