As And Js Wins Black Gold 350 Futurity

The filly outruns her 23-1 odds to score her first stakes victory.

Q-Racing Journal

Leonardo Alcala's As And Js, an $11,000 yearling buy, scored her first stakes win in Sunday's Black Gold 350 Futurity at Will Rogers Downs.

Gerardo Garrido rode longshot As And Js to the filly's first stakes victory in Sunday's $303,000 Black Gold 350 Futurity (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs.

Prepped by Manuel Mata for owner Leonardo Alcala and sent to post at odds of nearly 24-1, As And Js made her 350-yard trip in :17.600, and her winning margin was a half of a length from Meserret. The filly returned a $49.80 win mutuel and teamed with Meserret, the 4-1 second choice, for a $2,289.20 ($2) exacta.

As And Js was bred in Oklahoma by Five Puig Racing LLC. She is a daughter of Apollitical Jess and Adolph Tres Knockout, a 7-year-old mare by champion Tres Seis who won the 2011 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington Park.

As And Js was purchased for $11,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. The tenth-fastest qualifier, she banked the $121,200 winners share of the purse to bump her earnings to $210,886. The filly's resume includes a fourth-place run in the April 23 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (RG2).

Carters Thunder ran third and was followed by E Catching Fire, fastest qualifier and 17-10 favorite B Double U, Knockemout Capi, Cartel Envy, Jm Texas Dominyun, Widows Devil, and Fast Prize Ferarri.

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