Trainer Jason Servis enjoyed a
one-two finish in Sunday’s $60,000 Klassy Briefcase Stakes at Monmouth Park as
Ju Ju Eyeballs ran down stablemate Indian Splendor in the 5 ½ furlong turf
With Paco Lopez aboard, Ju Ju
Eyeballs sat off the early speed of her stablemate before splitting rivals at
the top of the straight and drawing off to a nearly two length score, covering
the distance over firm ground in 1:01 1/5.
The winner, dispatched the 2-1 favorite in the field of 12 fillies and
mares, returned $6.40, $4.60 and $3.40.
Indian Splendor completed the $102 exacta and paid $14.40 and $7.80. It was another neck back to Aquinnah, who
rallied to pay $5.60 to show.
“That sure worked out well,” said
winning trainer Jason Servis. “These two
horses complemented one another, one likes to be on the lead, the other can
come from off of it. This filly ran
great. She was pulling the jock at the
3/8ths pole and when she got room that was it.”
A 4-year-old daughter of Gators N
Bears from the Smarten mare Savvy Lady, Ju Ju Eyeballs has won seven of her 14
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 18 – gates open
11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m. As
always the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the
country and around the globe.