Jessies First Down Returns in Grade 2 Mr Jet Moore

The reigning world champion is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Reigning world champion Jessies First Down is one of 10 aged sprinters entered in Saturday's $50,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Jessies First Down, a homebred son of Fdd Dynasty and the sport's reigning world champion, will make his next start in Saturday's 400-yard, $50,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (G2) at Ruidoso Downs.

Jessies First Down will be shortening in distance off of his second-place finish, a head behind Zoomin Effortlessly, in the 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) on June 3. The 6-year-old gelding has earned $99,927 from three outs this season, and his two wins include a neck victory as the odds-on favorite in the 440-yard, $103,000 Bank of America Sam Houston Challenge Championship (G2) in April.

Rodrigo Vallejo will ride Jessies First Down for trainer Judd Kearl from post 10. The gelding's nine opponents include Valeriano Racing Stables' Sam Crow, a 5-year-old Valiant Hero gelding will go surpass the $1-million mark in earnings with a win in the Mr Jet Moore. Trained by Trey Wood, Sam Crow was a stakes winner during the Remington Park spring meet, as the gelding scored a three-quarter length win in the 350-yard, $61,800 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds on April 6.

Sam Crow drew post 4 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

The Mr Jet Moore Stakes honors Mr Jet Moore, the sport's world champion in 1972. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Dutcher (Jose A. Alvarez), 6-1
Apollitical Ok (Esgar Ramirez), 12-1
Phoebesdynasty (Mauro Salcedo), 30-1
Sam Crow (Ricky Ramirez), 7-2
Memphis D Nasty (Jose Enrique Ortiz), 20-1
Docs First Fire (Raul Herrera), 8-1
Tf Im That Guy (Jaime Leos), 15-1
Stevie B First Cash (L. Salvador Martinez), 15-1
First Valiant Sign (G.R. Carter), 9-2
Jessies First Down (Rodrigo Vallejo), 2-1

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