Aces N Kings
-photo by Lone Star Park
-photo by Lone Star Park
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Win TTA Sales Futurities Saturday at LSP
Texas (June 5, 2010) - Caroline Dodwell’s Aces N Kings,
trained by Bob Young and ridden by Eguard Tejera, withstood a late
challenge from Tamtastic to win the $60,280 TTA Sales Futurity Stakes
(Colts and Geldings Division) on Saturday at Lone Star Park.
A bay son of Jet Phone, Aces N Kings rated kindly behind early
fractions of :22.08 and :46.50. When asked by his rider to apply
pressure on the leaders turning for home, Aces N Kings surged to
the lead and stayed on through the stretch before stopping the timer
in 1:00.09 for the five-furlong distance. Runner up Tamtastic finished
½ a length behind and it was another 1 ½ lengths back
to third-place finisher Jazz Party.
With the win, Aces N Kings improved his record to three wins from
three starts and increased his earnings to $58,428.
Aces N Kings paid $3.60, $2.20, $2.10, runner-up Tamtastic returned
$2.60, $2.80, and Jazz Party paid $6.20 for show. Valid Promise,
Epic Match, Beau Missile, I B an Intimidator, Care to Win, and Gloucester
completed the order of finish.
Lady Giacamo Stays Perfect in TTA Sales Futurity (Fillies
JRita Young Thoroughbreds LLC’s Lady Giacamo, trained by
Allen Milligan, kept her unbeaten record intact with an impressive
victory in the $66,090 TTA Sales Futurity Stakes (Fillies Division).
The Steve Asmussen-trained Fastation finished 1 3/4 lengths back
in second, and it was another 3/4 of a length back to the Cash Asmussen-trained
Blushing Sis in third.
A bay daughter of 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, Lady Giacamo
was sharp from the gate and controlled the early pace through fractions
of :22.21 and :46.48 under jockey Martin Escobar. When challenged
at the top of the stretch by Fastation, Lady Giacomo ran away from
that rival to record a decisive victory while stopping the timer
in :59.77 for the five-furlong assignment.
“She’s a nice filly, she’s done everything we’ve
asked her to do,” said winning trainer Allen Milligan.”
Lady Giacamo, who earned her third victory from three starts in
the TTA Sales Futurity (Fillies Division), increased her earnings
Lady Giacamo paid $2.80, $2.40, $2.10, runner-up Fastation returned
$5.60, $3.20, Blushing Sis paid $2.20 for show. Good Fairy, My Girl
Marie, Last Legend, Girlie Legend, Lady Primal, and Political Gal
completed the order of finish. Blushing Sis and Lady Primal ran
as an entry.