Turnerloose the Jessamine Favorite

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

An overflow field of 14 with two also-eligibles will enter the starting gates today in the final Breeders' Cup Win and You're In Challenge Race today. The $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G2) at Keeneland offers the final automatic starting position in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies will be televised on NBCSN at 4pm EST. 

The favorite on the card is TURNERLOOSE. The filly is owned by Dawn and Ike Thrash and has started her career with two wins, which includes her maiden win going a mile at Ellis Park on July 16th and a win in the Aristocrat Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs on September 6th, in which she finished the five lengths ahead of the competition. She is trained by Brad Cox and will have Florent Geroux aboard. She breaks from the third post position. 

The Aristocrat win at Kentucky Downs was an important one for Florent Geroux that meet as Joel Rosario had been the one racking up the wins, taking 5 of the 8 he was riding in from 11 total races that day. TURNERLOOSE turned it on down the stretch and crossed the wire five lengths ahead of YIN YANG. A happy Geroux stated, "Look at that, I beat Joel Rosario today!" TURNERLOOSE was a $950,000 purchase at the 2020 Keeneland September Sale for the Thrash's. 

DRESSED is another one to watch in today's effort. She is owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and has won two of her three stars. She broke her maiden in her second try at Arlington Park. In a 6 ½ furlong allowance optional claiming race at Kentucky Downs, she came from off the pace to win by 3 ¼ lengths. She will be ridden by Flavien Prat from the 12 post and is trained by Wayne Catalano. 

MISTHAVEN (IRE) won her debut in a five-wide sweeping move in her debut in a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight, winning by 1 ¾ lengths on September 5th at Kentucky Downs. MISTHAVEN is owned by SF Racing and trained by Joe Sharp. She will break from the 10 post with Tyler Gaffalione aboard. 

In post 11, OPALINA has traveled from Gulfstream Park where she broke her maiden going a mile on September 17th. She is owned by Teneri Farm and J Stable. Trained by Roderick Rodriguez, OPALINA will be ridden by Edgard Zayas. 

Here's the full field for today's Jessamine:


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