JESS SPECIAL FOLLY V SHOWS HER CLASS, WINNING FEATURED ALLOWANCE AT REMINGTON PARK WITH EASE
Jess Special Folly V has been the only horse at Remington Park to beat multiple stakes winner A Tres of Eagle this meet. She showed that class, winning easily in Friday night’s featured allowance race.
This 4-year-old mare by Apollitical Jess, out of the Tempting Dash mare Special Folly Dash, sneaked in a nose win over A Tres of Eagle on March 16 over a muddy track in an allowance non-winner-of-two race in a speedy :17.251 seconds for 350 yards. She earned a 102-speed index that night.
A Tres of Eagle emphasized just how big that win was when he came back and won the $68,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes on April 1 and then the $100,000 Dee Raper Sooner State Stakes on April 22. When no one named A Tres of Eagle showed up in Friday night’s race, Jess Special Folly V just showed her class and hind side to the field, winning the 250-yard race by a half-length at 6-5 odds as the heavy favorite.
Jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto kicked her into high gear right out of the gate and never was headed in the race. He rode for trainer Durk Peery and owner MOK 4 Racing of Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Jess Special Folly V stopped the timer over a muddy track Friday in :13.042 seconds, the fastest time of the meet for 250 yards. She earned a speed index of 103 for this effort. This allowance race was restricted to quarter horses that had not won three races lifetime, but she faced a couple of bears with some back class.
Ricanelo had run just three-quarters of a length last year to Tres Crystals in the $441,000 Oklahoma Futurity. Tres Crystals went on to win the $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity. Despite this fact, that gray gelding was sent off at 7-1 odds. Another horse that figured strongly was Sonny Seis (4-1 second betting favorite) after his 2-year-old campaign in 2022. Sonny Seis won the first two races of his career, including his Heritage Place Futurity trial by 1-3/4 lengths. The easy win did not garner a spot in the finals for the Futurity and he wound up in the $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile Stakes, where he finished sixth, beaten one length.
Despite these foes’ credentials, it was 24-1 longshot Trademarque that ran second to Jess Special Folly V on this night. That 4-year-old mare was coming off a win against allowance-non-winners-of-two and she ran huge again to get up just a neck ahead of Sonny Seis in third. He was a head in front of fourth-place finisher Ricanelo.
Jess Special Folly V earned $17,280 for the win from the $30,350 purse and improved her record to 10 starts, three wins, three seconds and one third for a lifetime bankroll of $67,384. The swift mare was purchased at the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale in 2021 for $46,000. She has now won three-of-five starts at Remington Park for $48,323 at this track and two victories in a row over its surface this meet.
Jockey Mario Delgado enjoyed his best night of the Remington Park season Friday, riding three winners from seven mounts.
Coming into the night, Delgado had just one win for the season. He has quickly heated up, returning to winning form. Friday he rode After The Storm ($3.40 to win) in race two, Ivorys Capo ($4) in race three and A Tres Of Good Candy ($4.40) in race 10 to gain his hat trick.
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