Jess Curl My Prize Wins Knight Transportation Fut

Spit Curl Jess filly tops Les Bois stakes race.
May 27, 2014

Jess Curl My Prize fought off a tough challenge from fastest qualifier As Needed to win the $39,900 Knights Transportation Futurity by a nose Monday afternoon at Les Bois Park. One Prompt JJ finished a neck off the leaders in the show position.

Under jockey Nikeela Black, Jess Curl My Prize broke on top and maintained a close lead throughout to complete the 300 yard course in a quick in :15.467, a 101 speed index. It was the second win in three starts for the Spit Curl Jess filly and the winner's purse of $17,955 boosted her career total to $20,455.

Monty Arrossa conditions the Oklahoma-bred filly for owners Denny and Sandy Weight, who purchased Jess Curl My Prize for $20,500 at the Heritage Place September Yearling Sale. Weetona Stanley bred the brown miss from the Oak Tree Special mare First Prize Joy.

As Needed entered the race as the fastest qualifier after a 2-length winning performance in the May 13 trials for owner/breeder Bob and Scott Giltner. Wyatt Elison conditions the homebred daughter of Mighty Corona from the Red (TB) mare Shez Changing Ways. Ridden by J. Tores, the Idaho-bred earned $7,980 for the effort.

Monty Arrossa also saddled third place finisher One Prompt JJ for owner Jorge Navarro. Cesar DeAlba rode the Jesse James Jr filly out of One Prompt Chick, by Chicks Beduino. It was the first loss in three outs for the Mark and Peggy Brown Idaho-bred. She picked up $3,990 for the effort.

Completing the Knight Transportation Futurity field were Barn Babe, Sixes Royal Sue, Jamaica Okey, Jn Chicks Rockin, Awesome Gift and This Brooks Klas. DK The Nacho Lady was scratched.

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