As And Js Wins Black Gold 350 Futurity
The filly outruns her 23-1 odds to score her first stakes victory.
September 25, 2016
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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