Jones Stakes – Grade III
1 1/16 Mile Dirt Stake Purse $300.000 Open 3 Year Olds.
1st Pass Me By Mb Stables Mena M
Stalking the lead and keeping on gamely he regained his mojo today after a disappointing effort in the IND Derby last time. The draw may have been the key today as he got an easy stalk from the gate. His record is looking pretty good with 5 wins from 8 so far and it will be interesting to see where he goes next.
2nd Reach For A Latte Saratoga Stud Espinoza V
The fly in my trifecta he used the days speed bias and the wide gate speed push to good effect making the running and very nearly lasting home.
3rd Wild Fame Estero Farms Roman E A
Stalked the lead but didnt really hold his position and when the race heated up he was caught a bit flat footed. Keeping on well he ran third just a length off the winner.
4th Halted Sanny Village Esquivel E
Kept on very well for fourth just a length behind the winner, the jury is still out as far as his ability goes but this was a sound effort.