A Jordon Reed is First in Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity

The homebred gelding wins in wire-to-wire fashion at Canterbury Park.

Q-Racing Journal

A Jordon Reed banked the winner's share of a stakes-record purse in Sunday's Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

A sharp break from his rail post helped A Jordon Reed score a wire-to-wire, half-length win in Sunday's Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park with jockey Oscar Delgado aboard.

Saddled by Ed Hardy for owners the Kendrix Brothers -- Don, Harvey, and E.B. of suburban Oklahoma City -- A Jordon Reed went 350 yards in :17.847 while aided by a reported 15-mph tail wind. The $83,800 winner's share of the stakes-record $167,600 purse increased the homebred son of Jumpn Chic's earnings to $96,421.

"I liked his chances, but I hated the one hole," Hardy said. "There was nothing I could do about that, but I Knew the horse was ready."

A Jordon Reed was bred in Oklahoma, and he is out of the homebred 10-year-old Corona For Me mare Parr For Me. His third dam, the Raise Your Glass (TB) mare Parr O Glasses, won the 1976 Gateway Futurity at Laredo, Texas.

The second-fastest qualifier, A Jordon Reed was coming off of a second-place finish to fastest qualifier Olivias Jett in the last of six trials on June 11.

"Ed has done a great job," said E.B. Hendrix of A Jordon Reed's trainer. "We knew we had a good horse, and we hoped he would step up. We gave him to Ed, and after working with the horse, he thought he could take the next step."

Agent Carter finished second and was followed by Miss Jess Carter, A Shade Of Midnight, Ms Veronica, Kaelies Dividend, High Valley Girl, Eos Wing Man, Olivias Jett and First Of 15.

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