All American Futurity Qualifier: Im Jess Special V

IM JESS SPECIAL V
Bay Gelding, Jess Lips-Special Folly Dash by Tempting Dash

Race Record:  5-2-1-1 $73,262
Breeder/Owner: Valeriano Racing Stables LLC (OK)
Trainer: Toby Keeton
Qualifying Jockey: Agustin Silva
Qualifying Time: :21.521 (D1)

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RACE RECORD: Im Jess Special V already has Grade 1 experience, as he qualified to the $1 million Ruidoso Futurity (G1).

His career started at Remington Park, where he contested a maiden race before campaigning for the Ruidoso Triple Crown races. He also won his non-qualifying Rainbow Futurity (G1) trial.

In his All American trial, he was second by a neck to Tools In The Sky in the first trial on the first day. 

BREEDER/OWNER: Sammy Valeriano’s Valeriano Racing Stables is based in Odessa, Texas, and since 2013 has raced the earners of more than $1.8 million.

His stakes winners include Wagon On Fire V, Echoes Of Love and One Valiant Hero.

As a breeder, Valeriano has since 2015 bred the earners of more than $744,000, headlined by Wagon On Fire V’s West Texas Derby (G3) victory earlier this year.

TRAINER: Trainer Toby Keeton has since 1981 saddled more than 8,380 horses to win 1,414 races and earn more than $14.8 million.

His trainees include champion Kiss My Hocks ($1,199,385) and Grade 1 winners Mitowilard, Lovethewayoulie, Gol, Show Me Your Toole, Coastal Memories, Jody Pops Zoomer, Jess You And I, Darlin Sixarun, Game Patriot, El Duero and Simplify.

QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Agustin Silva since 2009 has ridden the earners of more than $10.8 million and more than 590 wins. He rode champion El Duero to win the 2012 West Texas Futurity (G1), and Jess Move You to win the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and Jess Fire Chick to win the Zia Futurity (RG1) earlier this year.

PEDIGREE: Sire Jess Lips, who is owned by Valeriano, in his racing career, he was second in the Golden State Million Futurity (G1) and earned $398,529. He has sired 19 winners from 40 starters and the earners of more than $350,000. He stands at Lazy E Ranch at Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Dam Special Folly Dash is a half sister to leading sires PYC Paint Your Wagon and Ivory James. She is by Tempting Dash and her second dam is world champion Dashing Folly. Herself a race winner, both of Special Folly Dash’s starters to date are winners.