Review of JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes, Grade II on Turf, at Keenland

Race 7. JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes, Grade II .  For two-year -old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Purse $200,000.

JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge race for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Entries:

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Lucky Girasol Agustin Gomez Cirilo Gorostieta 50/1
2 Zalia Shaun Bridgmohan Brad Cox 15/1
3 Speedy Solution Jose Ortiz Wesley Ward 10/1
4 Concrete Rose Jose Lezcano George Arnold, III 6/1
5 Lightscameraaction Brian Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth McPeek 20/1
6 Pakhet John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 8/1
7 Princesa Carolina Richardo Santana, Jr. Kenneth McPeek 12/1
8 City Diva Florent Geroux Mark Hubley 50/1
9 Moravia Manuel Franco Jorge Abreu 4/1
10 Fierce Scarlett Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 7/2
11 Irish Willow Robby Albarado Dale Romans 20/1
12 Espresso Shot Flavien Prat Jorge Abreu 15/1
13 My Gal Betty Javier Castellano Roger Attfield 4/1
14 Monkeys Uncle Julien Leparoux Arnaud Delacour 15/1
15 No Mo Temper Florent Geroux Mark Casse 15/1
16 Bella Laura Julien Leparoux Norm Casse 15/1

 

On paper the race appears to be between a Fierce Scarlett, My Gal Betty and Moravia. But these are two-year-old with little racing experience.

My Gal Betty won her first two on starts on Woodbine’s all-weather surface and she won her first race the Catch a Glimpse going 6 furlongs. She broke her maiden on debut by four lengths May 20 at the Ontario track and then was disqualified from first t to third in the My Dear Stakes. My Gal Betty, who has crossed the wire first in three of her four starts to date.

City Diva broke her maiden going a mile at Ellis Park and finished third in the in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes

Fierce Scarlett easily won her maiden race going 1 1/16 miles on at Belmont.

Moravia has made four starts in Ireland, winning a maiden in her third race. Moravia has stakes appearance, she finished second in the Silver Flash (Group III) at Leopardstown. She ran behind Skitter Scatter, who followed up with victories in the Debutante (Grade II) and Moyglare Stud (Grade I). She is the “ class -of-the- race”.

Espresso Shot who comes into the race off a maiden victory at  Belmont Park  on September 14. She has raced twice.

Lightscameraaction finished second in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes and hasn’t finished off the board in three starts going a mile on turf.

Concrete Rose who broke her maiden 5 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga.

Princess Carolina broke her maiden going 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga.

The following fillies have also broken their maidens: Pakhet, Speedy Solution, and Zalia.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • My Gal Betty
  • Moravia
  • Fierce Scarlett

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