The 45th edition of the Jugette saw entries for twelve sophomore filly pacers forcing race officials to divide the field into two $50,450 eliminations on September 23 with the top four finishers advancing to the $151,350 second heat.
Due to a clerical error, the race officials were forced to conduct a redraw.
The second elimination features the two of the richest entries, Sassa Hanover and Band Of Angels.
World champion Sassa Hanover drew the outside post in the field of six. The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven owns a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 and has earned $704,002 for Burke Racing Stable, The Panhellenic Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Lawrence Karr.
Band Of Angels won the $225,000 New York Sires Stake Final on September 12 and has earned $462,745 for her owner W. J. Donovan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The daughter of the 2010 Little Brown Jug champion Rock N Roll Heaven will leave from post #3.
Yannick Gingras was named to drive both fillies.
The first elimination’s morning line favorite is Southwind Roulette with post position #2.
Although winless in 2015 the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere has amassed $405,971 in career earnings for Bradley Grant and Howard Taylor. Southwind Roulette was third in the $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stake Final in her last start on September 5. Matt Kakaley was named to drive.
Mosquito Blue Chip and driver Jim Morrill, Jr. should provide a stiff challenge to Southwind Roulette. The sophomore daughter of Bettor’s Delight has earned more than a half million dollars for Our Three Sons Stable, D. Falcicchio and Paul Jessop. Mosquito Blue Chip won the $269,000 Empire Breeders Championship at Tioga Downs on August 23.
The complete Jugette field with listed drivers:
$50,450 First Elimination
1. Triple V Hanover (David Miller)
2. Southwind Roulette (Matt Kakaley)
3. Bettor N Better (Matt Kakaley)
4. Moremercy Blue Chip (Andy Miller)
5. Wicked Little Minx (Brett Miller)
6. Mosquito Blue Chip (Jim Morrill, Jr.)
$50,450 Second Elimination
1. Serious Filly (Tim Tetrick)
2. Moma’s Got A Gun (David Miller)
3. Band Of Angels (Yannick Gingras)
4. Bedroomconfessions (Tim Tetrick)
5. Somewhere Sweet (David Miller)
6. Sassa Hanover (Yannick Gingras)
$151,350 Second Heat (top four finishers in the eliminations)