What a rip-roaring few days it has been for the Stidham stable! A winner Thursday and Friday, while today, the mighty Jockamo’s Song goes and wins the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes at Fair Grounds!
Jockamo’s Song, the three-year-old son of Half Ours owned by Michael Faber (under the Dare to Dream Stable banner), was given a peach of a ride by jockey Mitchell Murrill. Stalking the pace for much of the way, Jockamo’s Song was brought into contention down the stretch, and proved a notch too strong under a power packed Murrill-ride. Together, they prevailed by a length, surviving an objection in the process!
Having only broke his maiden at the end of last month, Jockamo’s Song sure looks a horse swiftly on the upgrade.
An honorable mention has to go to Conquest Tiz One, who finished runner-up today in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes. Owned by Panic Stable and three-times a bridesmaid, Conquest Tiz One has shown more than enough to suggest that her day in the spotlight is not too far away.
Yesterday at Laurel Park, Holiday Touch proved far too tough for the opposition, sluicing clear under jockey Jevian Toledo to record a two-and-a-quarter length victory. Owned by Mark Breen, Holiday Touch, a three-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, was notching his second win this year.
On Thursday at Fair Grounds, Mi Fiori singled herself out as one very much to watch when scooting clear of a field of nice maidens. The three-year-old daughter of Congrats is owned by a syndicate including Brent Gasaway, John Padden, Karen Bublitz and John Adger. She was having her first run this year (and third start in total). As for what the future holds, watch this space!
Onto tomorrow, and here are the two Stidham entries at Fair Grounds:
Graceful Grit (IRE) – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
Voluptuous – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $40,00