||Jrc Callas First Wins 18th Renewal of Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap Saturday at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, October 4, 2014) - Dana L. and Brian Stroud's Jrc Callas First, trained by Brian Stroud claimed the victory in the 18th renewal of the $75,000 Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap Saturday at Lone Star Park.
Ridden by red hot Damien Martinez, the four-year-old gelding by Winners Award out of Calla Missy Jane, by Dirty Coup kicked in another gear near the halfway point and rocketed by the others to win the Grade 1 Refrigerator by a length over Pure D Spit. It was another length back to Rocketair in third. Final time for the 440 yard Handicap was :21.207 over a fast track. Speed index was 99.
With the win, Jrc Callas First upped his bankroll to $102,164 and now has nine wins from 15 career starts with one second and two third place finishes. Tonight's win was his sixth from seven starts this year.
Mutuels for Jrc Callas First were $9.60, $3.40 and $3.60. Pure D Spit returned $3.60 and $2.80 for place and Rocketair paid $9.20 for the show. Fdd Going Grand, Somethin Like This, Llano Cartel, Rockin Disco, Loves Brown Sugar, Jody Pops Zoomer and Sparrow Contender completed the order of finish.
Jockey Santos Carrizales Sweeps Both Undercard Challenge Stakes
It was a stakes double tonight for jockey Santos Carrizales winning both the Red Cell Distance Challenge and the Merial Distaff Challenge at the Grand Prairie track.
Aboard The Field Cricket in the fifth running of the Red Cell Distance Challenge, Carrizales went straight to an early lead, drew clear and held for a one and one half length win over Jessa Little Rusty in the 870 yard contest. It was another one and one quarter lengths back to Ec Cartel in third.
Final time for the Red Cell Distance Challenge was :45.252 over a fast track. Speed index was 101.
The Field Cricket, a six-year-old gelding by Lead the Field out of Quick Lil Cricket, by Royal Quick Dash increased his career earnings to $128,141 from 32 career starts. It was his ninth career victory.
Mutuel payoffs were $7.20, $4.40 and $3.00. Jessa Little Rusty returned $4.60 and $3.80 for place. Ec Cartel returned $2.60 for show. Lethal Volt, Jess Twice Cash, Dublin Down and Kudos for Quick Dash completed the order of finish.
The Field Cricket is owned by Claud R. Denson and trained by Jesse Yoakum.
Carrizales came right back and won the next race of the night, the fifth running of the Merial Distaff Challenge aboard Six Time Special.
The three-year-old filly by Streakin Sixes out of Shesa Wicked Gypsy, by Strawfly Special broke in the air and was off a bit slowly, but gave a game effort to prove best. Final time for the 400 yard Merial Distaff Challenge was :19.762. Speed index was 90.
Owned by Nancy Carrizales and trained by Edelmiro Carrizales, Six Time Special returned $9.20, $5.20 and $3.80. Lindsayshawdowdancer was second and returned $9.60 and $6.00. Third place went to Katelliac and she returned $3.80. String Bikini, One Quick Jess, Kirklyns Dynasty, Big Visions, Track Forty Four, Flyin High Secret and Isa Paratus completed the order of finish.
Additional Notes: Jockey Damien Martinez is on fire! He rode four to victory Friday night and three Saturday night, including the Refrigerator Handicap putting him in the top spot in the standings with a total of 11 wins. Santos Carrizales and Luis Vivanco are tied in second with nine wins each. Trainers Rick Robinson and Brian Stroud are tied for the lead with five wins each.