Jc My Diamond Man Outlasts Six Rivals In Grand Prairie Classic

(Friday, October 17, 2008) - Jc My Diamond Man, owned by Clem D. Nava III and trained by Brian Stroud, recorded his fourth consecutive victory in winning the 9th running of the $15,000 Grand Prairie Classic, for three-year-olds, at Lone Star Park on Friday night.

Ridden by Luis Ramirez, Jc My Diamond Man dueled his way to the lead around the turn and opened up a clear advantage in mid-stretch before stopping the teletimer in :46.065 for the 870 yards distance, earning a speed index of 88. The James Gerhards-trained Jack Pudding put in a bold stretch run along the rail to finish second by a head, and it was another three and three quarter lengths back to Snow Me the Paddick in third.

“I was concerned that he might get a little tired through the stretch because he hadn’t raced since August, and he did, but he got away from the gate well and ran a nice race,” said winning trainer Brian Stroud.

With the win, Jc My Diamond Man improved his record to 5 wins from 16 starts and increased his career earnings to $29,181.

Jc My Diamond Man paid $5.40, $3.20, $2.40, runner-up Jack Pudding returned $3.20, $2.40, and Snow Me the Paddick paid $3.40 for show. Count Nix, City Dance, Streakin Totally and Mr Restless completed the order of finish.

Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.

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