Jess Cranky Breaks Her Maiden in Capturing Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes at LSP

(Saturday, October 25, 2008) - Johnny Trotter’s Jess Cranky, ridden by Modesto Pina and trained by Trey Wood, broke her maiden by winning the fifth running of the $59,105 Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes, for two-year-olds, over a fast track on Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

Jess Cranky’s strong finish nipped the Trey Wood-conditioned Amsterdam by a head in winning the 400-yard dash in 19.848 seconds to earn a speed index of 95. It was another three-quarters of a length back to third-place finisher King Brimmerton.

“I was grateful to get the chance to ride a horse like this for Trey (winning trainer Trey Wood),” said winning jockey Modesto Pina, “When I felt the horse break sharp from the gate, I was sure he’d run a winning race.”

With her first career win, the two-year-old filly improved her record to a win in five lifetime starts and increased her career earnings to $16,894 with the $15,959 winner’s share.

Jess Cranky paid $48.40, $21.20 and $10.20, runner-up Amsterdam returned $8.60 and $6.80, while King Brimmerton paid $4.00 to show. Surviving Success, Tearful, Mr Bully on the Dash, Leading Off, Corona and Cuervo, and Azoominrojo 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

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