X Y Jet Takes on Eight Rivals in $100,000 Pasco Stakes
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Mon 22/12/2014 - 11:57 EST
On Saturday, Tampa Bay Downs will host the $100,000 Pasco Stakes. The seven-furlong race has drawn a nine juvenile colts and geldings who could potentially use this race as a stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby.
Headlining the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 is X Y Jet who will be making his first start for trainer Jorge Navarro. A gray son of Kantharos, he has been on the board in five of his six starts and is trying to earn his second career victory. He was last seen finishing fourth in his stakes debut in the Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Since that race, he has clocked a bullet workout and will have Antonio Gallardo aboard for the first time from post five.
Catalina Red going for second straight stakes win
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Catalina Red for trainer Chad Stewart. A chestnut son of Munnings purchased in April for $71,000, he broke his maiden against stakes competition last time out in the Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Prior to that winning effort, he has been on the board three times against maiden company on both turf and dirt. Daniel Centeno, aboard for his victory last time out, will be back in the irons from post position four.
Wake Up Joe making stakes debut
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Wake Up Joe for trainer Mike Dini. A gray son of Zensational, he broke his maiden two starts back over Arlington Park’s synthetic main track. He was a fast-closing second, beaten only a nose, in an optional claiming race at Churchill Downs last time out. He has been training steadily since then at Fair Grounds and will have jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr. aboard for the first time from post position seven.
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