Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap Draws Full Field

Jessies First Down is the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $75,000 stakes at Lone Star Park.

Ted G. Abrams' Jessies First Down is one of 10 aged sprinters entered in Saturday's 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Ted G. Abrams’ Jessies First Down is one of 10 aged sprinters entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap (G1) at Lone Star Park.

The 6-5 morning-line favorite, Jessies First Down is a homebred 5-year-old son of champion Fdd Dynasty trained by Judd Kearl. The gelding is coming off of a second-place finish, one length behind winner Zoomin Effortlessly, in the 440-yard, $200,000 All American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs on September 4.

Jessies First Down drew the rail post and will be ridden by Jose Alvarez.

Politicaly Correct, a 4-year-old Apollitical Jess gelding trained by Adrian Huitron for the Valeriano Racing Stables LLC, drew post 9 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez. Politicaly Correct made his official season debut with a third-place finish in the All American Gold Cup.

Other contenders include Rockin Disco, a 6-year-old son of Rock Solid Jess trained by Tammy Johnson for owner Rockin J Running Horses. The gelding is coming off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which he ran second, a nose behind winner Im Beau Brown, in the 440-yard, $100,000 Bank of America Remington Challenge Championship (G2) on May 22.

Ivan Carnero has been named to ride Rockin Disco from post 6.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Jessies First Down (Jose A. Alvarez, 125), 6-5
Bar Struck (Luis Vivanco, 122), 20-1
Kw Cowboy (Francisco Calderon, 121), 12-1
If I Were Famous (Gaspar Garcia, 122), 20-1
Red Corona Warrior (Noe Villatoro, 122), 8-1
Rockin Disco (Ivan Carnero, 123), 15-1
Dashin Brown Streak (Joe Badilla Jr., 124), 6-1
Poker Chip 831 (Ricky Ramirez, 123), 15-1
Politicaly Correct (Manuel Gutierrez, 125), 4-1
Jrc Callas First (Esgar Ramirez, 123), 15-1

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