|No Sucha Gentleman Wins Quick $20,000 JEH Stallion Station Handicap
(Saturday, November 9, 2002) - No Sucha Gentleman, ridden
by Mark Page, powered home to win Saturday’s $20,000 JEH Stallion
Station Stakes by a three-quarters of a length over Call Med Fed
Ex in front of 5,324 fans at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The 4-year-old gelding defeated nine rivals in the 550-yard race,
crossing the finish line in a swift :26.69 – just four-hundredths
of a second off the five-year-old course and stakes record. It was
the third fastest 550-yard clocking in Lone Star Park history, which
resulted in a high Speed Index of 107.
Owned by Moises Medina of Brownsville, Texas, and trained by Joe
Manucy, No Sucha Gentleman won for the sixth time in 14 starts.
The $11,000 winner’s share of the purse increased his earnings
“I rode him in Houston in a 250-yard race and he was fast,”
Page said. “Joe and I decided to run him around the turn (870-yard
races) and he did pretty good (a win and a second in two starts
earlier this meeting at Lone Star Park). Those races set him up
pretty good for this 550.”
Sent postward as the 9-2 second wagering choice, No Sucha Gentleman
paid $11.40 to win.
Call Me Fed Ex, the 9-1 fifth wagering choice, finished a neck
in front of 7-1 third choice Kates Driver. A Glint Of Gold (11-1),
Bully Brew (8-1), The Jovial (14-1), Irish Leader (20-1), Countin
On Jody (11-1) and I Saw Elvis (the 3-2 favorite) completed the
order of finish. Dashing Rio Doc (11-1) did not finish.
“The others might have come within a half a side off of him,
but hadn’t turned him loose yet,” said Page, who tacked
123 pounds en route to victory.
No Sucha Gentleman, a son of Bobby Beduino out of the Sucha Pleasure
dam No Sucha Lady, was bred in California by J.E. Bernhardt.