4th-CDX, $50,118, Msw
, 2yo, 5f, :58 2/5, ft.SPECIAL JO (c, 2, Johannesburg--Quiet City, by Carson City)
made just $40,000 as a KEENOV weanling back in 2010, but grew up the right way and was hammered down to this owner for $230,000 at the OBS March Sale after breezing his eighth of a mile in a sharp :9 4/5
. The word was out and the racy bay was sent off as the 7-10 chalk to score at first asking. Beaten for speed early on by the Wesley Ward-trained filly Shrinking Violet (Congaree), Special Jo ranged up outside that one leaving the three-eighths pole, put her away in upper stretch and jumped off his right lead late, but was six lengths clear at the wire. Gunderman (Birdstone) outfinished Shrinking Violet for a Steve Asmussen 1-2 finish. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,800. Click for the brisnet.com chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
O-Mike McCarty. B-John H Clarke & Kim & Rodney Nardelli (KY). T-Steven M Asmussen.