November 11-12 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes

Q-Racing Journal

Ldn Jessasaltydog outran his 14-1 odds to win Saturday's $40,000 Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 11-12. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Challenge events, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Evangeline Downs
LDN Jessasaltydog scored an upset victory in Saturday's $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.

Prepped by Carlos Saldivar for owner Rene Amaro and sent to post at odds of 14-1, LDN Jessasaltydog defeated 6-5 favorite Heza Louisiana Dash by three-quarters of a length in :19.759 for 400 yards. Antonio Alberto rode the 5-year-old gray son of the Chicks Beduino stallion Im Dalaw.

LDN Jessasaltydog was bred by Lary D. Nixon. The gelding has won three of 25 starts while racing exclusively in Louisiana, and the $24,000 winner's share of the purse from his ffirst stakes score bumped his earnings to $62,390.

Strong Gun, Super Sonic Patriot, Jes A Fast Dasher, and Scooter Prize completed the order of finish.

Lone Star Park
She Eat Fire extended her win streak to three races in Saturday's 400-yard, $45,979 Texas Classic Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

Racing for Paragon Farms LLC, She Eat Fire defeated Jess Jumpn Beau by three-quarters of a length in :20.092. Ricky Ramirez rode the sorrel Corona Cartel filly for trainer Trey Wood.

She Eat Fire's streak includes victories in a 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trial at Ruidoso Downs on August 18 and a Texas Classic Futurity (G1) trial at this track on October 21. The filly was bred was bred by William E. Smith of Madill, Oklahoma, and was a $60,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

She Eat Fire is out of the winning and stakes-placed Shazoom mare Fast Prize Tracy. She has won four of six starts and has earned $88,121.

Aqua Girl finished third, one length behind She Eat Fire, and was followed by U R My Queen, T Velocity, Nymeria, Howey Winmor, Hierarchy, and Look One Time.

Los Alamitos
Lucky Seven Ranch's Lotta Blues Man, a homebred Favorite Cartel gelding, sprinted to a clear 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's 400-yard, $25,000 Town Policy Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Lotta Blues Man dominated his foes
in Saturday's $25,000 Town Policy
Stakes. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Prepped by Mike Casselman, Lotta Blues Man covered the distance in :19.746 while earning a 92 speed index and his second career stakes win. Cesar DeAlba rode the California-bred gelding.

Lotta Blues Man was coming off of a fourth-place finish in a Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) trial on October 21. All told, the gelding has won seven of 13 races, including last year's Golden State Million Futurity, and the $13,750 winner's share of the Town Policy purse bumped his bankroll to $906,685.

One Sweet Runner, Staggering Stride, Trippys Royal Jess, G S Wintermeyer, AJS Anna Smoke, Apollitical Spirit, and Youre Gonna Mish Me completed the order of finish.

Will Rogers Downs
As And Js, a daughter of Apollitical Jess owned and trained by Leonardo Alcala, parlayed a sharp break into a one-length victory in Saturday's $76,228 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds.

Ridden by Cesar Gomez, As And Js went 350 yards in :17.549 and posted a 95 speed index. The filly was winning for the first time in eight outs this season.

As And Js was bred by Five Puig Racing LLC, and the filly was purchased by Alcala for $11,000 at the 2015 Heritage Place Yearling Sale. Raced in Oklahoma and Texas, As And Js has won three of 12 starts, and the $30,991 winner's share of the purse from her second career stakes victory pushed her bankroll to $307,321.

Pv Eye Desire Candy, Jc Wild Rose, Mary Paintyourwagon, Jessie Marie, Royal Desirio, Knockemout Capi, Mighty Tamale, and Effortless Chic Desi completed the order of finish. Lethal Class was scratched.

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