All American Derby Qualifier: Jess Move You

Sorrel Gelding, Apollitical Jess - Gonna Move You by Royal Shake Em

Race record:  13-5-2-1 $394,802
Breeder: Debbie Strebig (OK)
Owner:  Ricardo A. Bernal and Reymundo F. Resendez
Trainer:  Rodolfo G. Valles
Qualifying Jockey:  Jose Alvarez
Qualifying Time:  :21.414

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RACE RECORD: Jess Move You has blossomed as a 3-year-old, and has already enjoyed a tremendous year.

He qualified to the West Texas Derby (G3), won the Animas Stakes, won the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and then was seventh in the Rainbow Derby (G1).

In his All American Derby trial, he won by a half length over fellow qualifier Another Shot. 

BREEDER: Debbie Strebig has bred the winners of 32 races and the earners of more than $690,000 from her base in Valley View, Texas. A breeder since 1999, Jess Move You is her first stakes winner bred in her own name.

OWNER: Raymundo Resendez is based in Socorro, Texas, and Ricardo Bernal hails from El Paso, Texas.

Jess Move You was a $44,000 purchase at the 2016 Heritage Place Yearling Sale for a partnership of owners who sold the horse to the current ownership partnership in the summer of his 2-year-old year.

TRAINER: Rodolfo Valles, 24, has trained the earners of more than $1 million, including the winners of this year’s Ruidoso Futurity (G1) with Blue Corazon and the Ruidoso Derby (G1) with Jess Move You.

The young man worked for legendary trainer Sleepy Gilbreath for several years before going out on his own, and also worked as a gallop boy for Blane Wood.

QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Jose Amador Alvarez last year achieved a dream by winning the All American Futurity (G1) with Fly Baby Fly.

He has won 557 races and ridden the earners of more than $10.2 million. He has also ridden Grade 1 horses Nymeria, Jess Walking Thru, Winninginthebuff, Baja Jazz, Sassys Tuffy, Eye Caughtcha Peekin and Jessies First Down.

PEDIGREE: Sire Apollitical Jess is a champion and leading sire who this year has two All American Futurity qualifiers and one All American Derby qualifier.

The 11-year-old son of Mr Jess Perry earned more than $1.3 million on the racetrack and has to date sired the earners of more than $20 million. He stands at James Ranch in Wayne, Oklahoma.

Dam Gonna Move You is a daughter of Royal Shake Em out of the producer Bicoastal, making her a half sister to Bens Coasting ($192,702) and Coastal Memories ($201,577).

Gonna Move You was herself a race winner and has produced one winner from two runners. Her youngest is a yearling by Kiss My Hocks named Hocks On The Move.