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All American Futurity Qualifier: Handsome Jack Flash

HANDSOME JACK FLASH
Brown gelding, First Moonflash-Shez Jess Nice by Mr Jess Perry

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Race record: 4-3-1-0 $182,271
Breeder:
Debra Laney
Owner: Debra Laney/Norma and Brenda Alvarez.
Trainer: Juan Gonzalez
Qualifying jockey: Jaime Leos
Qualifying time: :21.209

Race record: Clocking :21.209, Handsome Jack Flash earned $1,320 for finishing second by half a length to Hes Relentless in the eighth trial. Handsome Jack Flash came into the trials as the undefeated winner of three races, including his previous start, the $409,434 Zia Futurity (RG1) on July 28.

Breeder: Handsome Jack Flash is the first stakes winner bred by Debra Laney of Tularosa, New Mexico. The gelding is one of 11 winners and the earners of more than $428,000 from 18 starters and 34 named American Quarter Horses bred since 2000 by Laney, who also has been represented by the stakes-placed Calyx gelding Xylac ($113,055).

Owner: Handsome Jack Flash is owned by the Anthony, New Mexico-based partnership of Debra Laney and Norma and Brenda Alvarez.

Trainer: Juan Gonzalez qualified two finalists on the first day of trials, Handsome Jack Flash and You N How Many More, both ridden by Jaime Leos. Gonzalez sent out By By JJ to win the 2003 All American Futurity, and to date in official American Quarter Horse racing has conditioned the earners of $11,304,174. Gonzalez has saddled the winners of 457 races from 3,121 starters.

Qualifying jockey: Jaime Pargo Leos qualified two finalists on the first day of trials, Handsome Jack Flash and You N How Many More, both trained by Juan Gonzalez. In four seasons aboard American Quarter Horses, Leos has ridden the earners of $4,407,809 and won 206 races from 1,427 mounts. Leos on July 28 rode Handsome Jack Flash to win the $409,434 Zia Futurity (RG1) and last year scored in the Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) on Secret Courage.

Pedigree: Handsome Jack Flash is the first stakes winner by champion and freshman sire First Moonflash ($969,828), a two-time winner of The Championship At Sunland Park (G1) who also competed in champion Noconi’s 2008 All American Derby (G1). The champion aged stallion in 2009, the 8-year-old son of champion First To Flash set four world records and one other track record. First Moonflash has sired 16 winners and the earners of more than $444,000 from 48 starters.

Handsome Jack Flash is the first winner from two starters out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Shez Jess Nice, who retired a maiden after two races in 2005. Shez Jess Nice is out of the maiden First Down Dash mare A Lady Shes Not, whose dam, the stakes-placed dam Five Oclock Rush ($40,186) is by the Thoroughbred Such A Rush and is a full sister to graded-stakes winner Rush Fora First Down ($149,094).