LAST TWO ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY WINNERS – MR JESS JENKINS, APOCALYPTICAL JESS – IN ACTION SATURDAY
It’s difficult to get one All American Futurity winner to race at a track, but Remington Park has lured two All American winners to race on the same night. The two most-recent All American winners will compete during Saturday’s card which includes eight stakes races.
Apocalyptical Jess, winner of the 2018 All American Futurity, shows up in the sixth race on the 10-race card, the restricted Grade 1, $84,000 Sooner State Stakes. Then in race eight, the 2019 All American winner, Mr Jess Jenkins, makes an appearance in the restricted Grade 2, $268,700 Remington Park Derby.
Remington Park morning line maker Jerry Shottenkirk has made Apocalyptical Jess the 2-1 favorite in the Sooner State, and Mr Jess Jenkins the 2-1 favorite in the derby.
Apocalyptical Jess races in a field of nine horses in the Sooner State Stakes, the sixth race of the night, and will be trying to win his third race in as many tries at Remington Park. The 4-year-old gelded son of Apollitical Jess, from the Holland Ease mare Cassandra Crest, won the $320,000 Remington Park Derby here last year by 1-3/4 lengths after winning his trial by a neck. Overall, he has been to the track 13 times with eight wins, two seconds and one third for $2,188,986 in earnings. He is owned by Bill Robbins of San Jose, Calif., trained by Blane Wood and will be ridden again by Ricky Ramirez.
Since leaving Remington last year, Apocalyptical Jess went on to win his trial in the Ruidoso Derby at Ruidoso Downs, N.M., then winning the $959,000 final on June 8. He then won a trial for the Rainbow Derby before finishing third in that final. After running second in his All American Derby trial on Aug. 18, Apocalyptical Jess took time off. His vacation from racing ends with his reappearance Saturday night.
Apocalyptical Jess was voted the 2019 AQHA Champion 3-year-old for his successful year.
Here is the field for the Sooner State Stakes, by post position and program order, with jockey, trainer and morning-line odds:
1) Hooked On a Win: Juan Pulido, Kenny Laymon, 5-1
2) Eye N Capo: James Flores, Josue Ponce, 6-1
3) Hot Dam Bam a Lam: Rodrigo Vallejo, Trey Ellis, 10-1
4) BV Comeback Kid: Armando Ramirez II, Jonathan Chavira, 12-1
5) Mighty Tamale: Agustin Silva, Luis Villafranco, 15-1
6) Apocalyptical Jess: Ricky Ramirez, Blane Wood, 2-1 (morning-line favorite)
7) Hes Limitless: Benito Baca, John Stinebaugh, 15-1
8) Eagles Fly Higher: Mario Delgado, Casey Black, 3-1
9) Fenian Faith: Raul Valenzuela, Dee Keener, 15-1
Mr Jess Jenkins is going for his fifth win in a row when he starts in the Remington Park Derby, the eighth race of the night. The streak began with his All American Futurity trial score on Aug. 16, 2019. In the final on Sept. 2, he went off at 13-1 odds and brought home the big trophy in American Quarter Horse’s richest race. After that, the 3-year-old gelded son of Apollitical Jess, out of the Dashing Cleat mare Fetching Image, won the Southwest Juvenile Invitational Championship at Zia Park in New Mexico on Dec. 1 before taking a vacation. He came back from that with a win on April 5 at Remington Park in the Derby trials. He has seven races lifetime with four wins and $1,584,964 in lifetime bankroll.
James Flores has been in the saddle for the last four wins by Mr Jess Jenkins and trainer Marcos Carrizales has had this winner in his barn for his last five starts. He is owned by Jose E. Guzman and Rito Sosa of Blanchard, Okla.
Mr Jess Jenkins has only lost once with Flores up, in his career debut maiden loss at Remington Park on March 17, 2019.
Here is the field for the Remington Park Derby, by post position and program order, with jockey, trainer and morning-line odds:
1) Mr Jess Jenkins: James Flores, Marcos Carrizales, 2-1 (morning-line favorite)
2) Dynasty Cartel: Mario Delgado, Josue Ponce, 8-1
3) Relentless Gun: Rolando Raudales, Guillermo Valdivia, 15-1
4) Relentless Jessie: Juan Pulido, Manuel Mata, 30-1
5) Really First Down: Benito Baca, Blane Wood, 30-1
6) A Painted Dynasty: Raul Valenzuela, Josue Ponce, 15-1
7) Jesse D: Jimmy Brooks, Eddie Willis, 6-1
8) Jess My Hocks: Agustin Silva, Michelle Hurdle, 12-1
9) Fernweh: Ricky Ramirez, Blane Wood, 5-2
10) Chilitos: Cody Smith, Adrian Huitron, 6-1
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