My Boy Jack

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MY BOY JACK (c, Creative CauseGold N Shaft, by Mineshaft)
O-Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables LLC. B-Brereton C. Jones (KY). T-Keith Desormeaux.
Sales History: $14,000 RNA wlg KEENOV ’15; $20,000 yrl KEESEP ’16. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 11-3-3-2, $705,145.
My Boy Jack was the most dramatic bet-down of the Derby, from 30-1 on the morning line to 6-1. It was probably a combination of his good mud form, being a closer in a speed-laden race, and all the “casual” money from every bettor in America who has a relative named Jack. This $20,000 KEESEP Creative Cause was next to last for most of the trip but did let loose with a churning bid about a half mile from home. Three-eighths out, jockey Kent Desormeaux said “I had a wall of horses come back into me. He got stopped dry. My argument, in the end, would be that he probably would have been third.” Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported Sunday that “Jack” exited the race with minor front leg cuts and scrapes and that the colt will get a break after three tough races in six weeks.

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