CB Come Fly With Me fastest in Jaguar Rocket trials
Four trials for the $100,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity were included on the first all-Quarter Horse racing night of 2016 at Indiana Grand Saturday, June 4 and several new stars emerged amongst the 32 two-year-olds included in the races. CB Come Fly With Me and Rolando Pina recorded the fastest trial time of the evening, posting :15.571 seconds on the board for breeder and owner Carolyn Bruce and Trainer Joe M. Davis.
Starting from post two, CB Come Fly With Me was coming into the race off one career start, a fourth place finish against maiden company, so the two-year-old daughter of Desirio was overlooked. However, when the gates sprung open, CB Come Fly With Me made her presence known. She led nearly every step of the race to the wire, winning by the margin of one and one-quarter lengths over WH Secretive and Giovani Vazquez-Gomez. Chics Dirty Secret and Rodney Prescott rounded out the trifecta.
“This filly (CB Come Fly With Me) has a whole lot of talent,” said Davis. “It took a bit of work, but she has turned out great.”
CB Come Fly With Me has good bloodlines. She is from the same mare as Stinkin Rich, a multiple stakes winner in Indiana, and has a good base already started for a strong career. She also marks a milestone for Bruce, who is celebrating her 40th anniversary this year with owning racehorses.
“When we got married, I told my husband I wanted a horse,” said Bruce. “He bought me a horse and we rented a stall at the fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg. Pretty soon after that, we bought a farm and he came home and said he wanted to buy a racehorse. We went to the bank and borrowed money to buy the racehorse. We won our first race in our first out. The horse’s name was Jag Pac Bailey. We’ve been in the business ever since. We now have two brood mares and have three in training, a two, three and four-year-old.”
CB Come Fly With Me paid $18.00, $5.80, $4.80 across the board as the surprise winner. It also gave Davis his second of three wins on the program. Davis also conditioned Jes A Spitfire to a Jaguar Rocket trial win in the ninth race of the night.
Also guided by Pina, Jes a Spitfire rallied home a one-length winner in his trial in a time of :15.733 to rank fifth on the list of finalists for the Jaguar Rocket. Dnachrystalsfighter (Berkley Packer) and Heza Quarter Captain (Alex Estrada) finished second and third, respectively, but did not qualify for the final.
Other Jaguar Rocket Futurity trial winners included Fly N Sixes, a one and one-half length winner in his trial for Jockey Julie Veltman and Trainer Dicky Benton in a time of :15.647 seconds and DNA Dales Prospect, ridden by Giovani Vazquez-Gomez for Trainer Randy Smith in a time of :15.625 seconds.
“This colt (DNA Dales Prospect) is getting better every time,” said Smith. “He’s a big gelding and he was a little slow coming into himself, but recently he has gotten better. And, you can’t go wrong with a son of Corona Cartel.”
DNA Dales Prospect is owned by Noel and Donna Alexander’s DNA Quarter Horses of Illinois. He is by the sire, Coronas Prospect and was making his first career start for the Alexanders.
The full list of qualifiers for the Jaguar Rocket, including jockey and time, are: CB Come Fly With Me (Rolando Pina, :15.571); DNA Dales Prospect (Giovani Vazquez-Gomez, :15.625); Fly N Sixes (Julie Veltman, :15.647); Flyhichicky (Fernando Fonseca-Soto, :15.701); Jes A Spitfire (Rolando Pina, :15.733); WH Secretive (Giovani Vazquez-Gomez, :15.793); Chics Dirty Secret (Rodney Prescott, :15.808); Dashin To Fame (Cesar Esqueda, :15.831); American Purr (Smitty Oxendine, :15.850); and Run Run Corona (Cristian Esqueda, :15.875). Of the finalists in the Jaguar Rocket, Randy Smith trains three and Joe Davis has two qualified for the final.