Aces N Kings
-photo by Lone Star Park

Lady Giacamo
-photo by Lone Star Park
Favorites Aces N Kings, Lady Giacomo Win TTA Sales Futurities Saturday at LSP

Grand Prairie, 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 Division)

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 to $61,734.

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.

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