Jakes Charming Jody
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Jakes Charming Jody Tops $43,400 Bank of America Texas Maiden Challenge Qualifiers at Sam Houston Race Park

(Houston, Texas - Friday, April 22, 2011) - Jakes Charming Jody returned to the winner’s circle on Friday, April 22 and emerged as the fastest qualifier for the $43,400 Bank of American Texas Maiden Challenge. The 3-year-old daughter of Jody O Toole won her trial in :17.735 for owner/ breeder Gary Kurz and is amassing an impressive streak of wins at Sam Houston this meet. The speedy filly was the fastest qualifier and winner of the $80,000 Sam Houston Maiden Classic on March 26.

"She is a very fast filly," acknowledged Kurz. "Jorge has done a wonderful job with her."

The Hot List, trained by Yasmine Medina-Fierro was the second fastest qualifier, clocking at :17.790.This was the second straight win this meet for the three-year-old Streakin La Jolla colt, who won his trial under rider Luis Vivanco.

Four trials were run on Friday night and it was a strong showing for the Haddad barn. In addition to Jakes Charming Jody, Perfection and Ms Tnt, two fillies owned by the 43-year-old conditioner, advanced to the final on Saturday, May 7.

$43,400 Bank of America Texas Challenge
Trials: Friday, April 22, 2011
Final: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Three-Year-Olds & Up, 350 Yards

Track Record: Hotdoggin - :17.360 - July 27, 2001

Horse Jockey Trainer Qualifying Time
Jakes Charming Jody David Alvarez Jorge Haddad :17.735
The Hot List Luis Vivanco Yasmine Medina Fiero :17.790
Check This Dasher Martin Rubalcava Barbara Alcantara :18.012
Ms Tnt David Alvarez Jorge Haddad :18.020
Feedingmygator Jose Alvarez Jorge Haddad :18.026
La Esterlina Luis Ramirez Angel Sanchez :18.095
Perfection David Alvarez Jorge Haddad :18.096
Azoom Cash Flow Martin Rubalcava Barbara Alcantara :18.122
Dkr Speedway Santos Carrizales Francis Perez, Jr. :18.143
Swanky Destination Rodrigo Vallejo Judd Kearl :18.154


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