MIGHTY MOCHA RALLIES AT THE RAIL TO WIN OKLAHOMA PAINT & APPALOOSA JUVENILE
Mighty Mocha did not have a great initial racing experience, finishing fifth in trials for the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity on March 10. However, he figured something out in the $40,000 Juvenile for that race, rolling up the rail to win by a head on Saturday, March 25 at Remington Park.
Owned by Jay Ross of Coweta, Okla. and trained by Dee Keener, Mighty Mocha found victory under jockey Bryan Candanosa. The 2-year-old gelding put it all together to cross the finish in :15.541 over a fast track, earning a speed index of 87.
Ivory Turnpike One, the beaten wagering favorite at 2-1 odds, was second while Pevs Wire To Wire (22-1) was another neck back for third.
Away at long odds of 19-1, Mighty Mocha was strong for his backers, paying $41.40 to win, $15.80 to place and $8.60 to show. A Paint son of multiple Paint World Champ Painted Turnpike, from the Mighty Invictus (qh) mare Mighty Chicks, Mighty Mocha made $15,200.
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